The Kano State Government has vowed to reduce the level of poverty to the minimum level in the state through the executive Approval of the Social Protection Policy.
The Director Ministry of Budget and Planning Alhaji Mukhtar Ado Yakasai stated this during a RESILAC learning exchange visit by stakeholders from Borno State to Kano.
He said with the policy in place, it will enable the state to develop poverty strategy to change the narratives.
The Director Explained that the Federal government has already developed its own strategy, therefore it became necessary for the state government to develop its own strategy in order to tackle issues ranging from poverty to unemployment and others in the state.
“The social protection policy is a new area brought to the country at the beginning of Buhari’s administration in 2016 to address other issues such as poverty and vulnerability, especially on the area of unemployment, income generation, nutrition, and school feeding”.
In a remark, a lawmaker representing Jere Local government area in Maiduguri, Borno State, Alhaji Ajikolo Hadi said the social protection policy is underway in Borno state.
He said based on privileged information, the policy has passed the first reading on the floor of the house and efforts are on top gear to ensure the Second and third readings.
He added that the policy is implemented in the state will change the narratives and improve the lives of persons worst hit by insurgency.
Earlier, Technical adviser Ministry of reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement Borno state Mr Bitrus Bikamshelia applauded Kano State Government for approving the policy in the state saying the same will also be replicated in Borno State.