Sokoto begins N6,500 monthly stipend for physically challenged

The Sokoto State government has commenced the payment of monthly stipends to the physically-challenged persons in the state.

Press Secretary to state governor, Abubakar Bawa, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday, said governor of the state, Ahmed Aliyu, has subsequently, set up a committee to actualise the scheme.

He added that the payment began on Tuesday in three centres in Sokoto North, Dange Shuni and Gwadabawa local government areas of the state.

The exercise witnessed a large turnout of screened physically-challenged persons, who received N6,500 each as their monthly stipends.

The monthly stipends is aimed at improving their living condition, and as well as reduce street begging.

On their part, beneficiaries said that the money would go a long way in boosting their respective small-scale businesses and enhance their living standards.

They urged the federal government to ensure that the payment remains constant to lift the beneficiaries out of poverty as targeted.

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