The Federal Government on Tuesday said that it has disbursed over N1billion financial support to the vulnerable in Katsina State for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the Social Investment Porogramme (SIP).
Though there are no details of the disbursement, State Coordinator of SIP, Alhaji Aliyu Girka, told journalists in Katsina on Tuesday that over 153,000 vulnerable people had benefited from the Federal Government assistance through the SIP.
According to him, another set of 173,000 vulnerable and the neediest were registered in 12 local government areas of the State.
The Coordinator listed the local governments as Rimi, Danmusa, Kaita Mani, Baure, Ingawa, Bindawa Bakori, Musawa, Kankia Kankara and Dandume.
Girka said that the exercise would be carried out with the support of traditional institutions in the respective areas.
He appealed to people to give necessary support and cooperation in order for the programme to achieve the desired objectives. (NAN)