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Yuguda Signs Bill for Rehabilitation of Orphans, Vulnerable Children

| September 4, 2012 More

Bauchi — Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda, has assented to the new law passed by the state House of Assembly which provides for deduction of one percent from workers’ salaries to be used for orphans and vulnerable children aimed at addressing poverty and street begging in the state.

The governor said in Miri village at the weekend during the disbursement of conditional cash transfer to 2000 households in Bauchi local government area that money deducted will help to take care of orphans and vulnerable children.

Yuguda said his administration had initiated various programmes for youths and women rehabilitation in which over 30,000 youths benefitted as part of effort to address the menace of unemployment.

He said the conditional cash transfer scheme was a collaborative effort between the state and the federal government to improve the living condition of poor families in the society, and therefore advised the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money.

The governor directed the committee handling the scheme to monitor its implementation in all the nine pilot local government areas selected for the scheme.

Under the scheme each house hold will be given N5,000 allowances monthly and at the end of one year each family will be given 72,000 to enable them to engage in a business and trades of their choice.

Category: Bauchi State News

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