The permanent secretary, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Dr. Nasir Sani Gwarzo, has said the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP 2.0) was packaged to address the plight of the poor and vulnerable in the country.
Dr. Gwarzo stated this weekend during the roll-out of GEEP 2.0 in Kano. He said the federal government paid more attention in generating solutions to tackle the plight of the poor and vulnerable among others.
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He said: “We are here to officially Roll-Out the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP 2.0) in Kano state. A programme designed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for vulnerable and low-income Nigerians who are involved in some sort of commercial activity/capacity but have never had the opportunity to access loans.
“It is meant to give priority to the most vulnerable in our society e.g. widows, youth, disabled and the displaced amongst others.
“GEEP is captured in three signature schemes, namely the Trader Moni loan of N50,000, targeted towards uplifting under-privileged and marginalised youth between the ages of 18-40 years in Nigeria.
“Market Moni an empowerment programme designed for under privileged and marginalised women between the ages of 18 – 65 in our society, specifically targeted towards female headed households e.g., widows, divorcees amongst other vulnerable groups, then the FarmerMoni loan scheme which is equally designed to provide agricultural inputs between N50,000 – N300,000 to rural farmers.”