Kwara Govt Walks the Talk on Owo-Isowo, Targets 21,623 Persons

Kwara Govt Walks the Talk on Owo-Isowo, Targets 21,623 Persons

Kwara State Government under the administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq walks the talk on Owo-Isowo, targets 21,623 persons.

This was revealed in a statement released to the media on Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Kwara Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.

The statement reads:

“Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved the disbursement of funds to 21,623 beneficiaries of the state’s interest-free micro-finance loans for petty traders, a component of the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP).

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“The operations of the first phase of disbursement will last for five weeks.

“The disbursement comes after months of careful enumeration of the potential beneficiaries of the scheme.”

The statement quoted the anchor of the programme, Mohammed Brimah as saying that beneficiaries cut across the 16 local governments of the state.

“Owo Isowo is an interest-free loan of a minimum of N10,000. Beneficiaries are to pay back over six months in bits that are comfortable to them. It is to support our petty traders in upscaling their businesses”, Brimah said.

The statement said disbursement will be made through digitised payments called mobile wallets.

It enjoined beneficiaries who have been contacted to come to the ground with their face masks as a safety measure against the spread of COVID-19.

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