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Federal Government Pledges Support: To Assist States in Enhancing Food Security and Basic Services

National Coordinator of the Nigeria Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) Programme, Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje, says the Federal Government will aid states in combating poverty, fixing basic infrastructure deficits, ensuring food security, and providing assistance to small and nano companies.

Obaje announced this on Wednesday in Jalingo, during a courtesy visit to Taraba Governor Agbu Kefas.

Obaje stated, ”If the states and FCT fully support the implementation of NG-CARES, it will expand access to livelihood support and food security services and grants for vulnerable households and firms in the country.

“The NG-CARES is a Performance for Results (PforR) programme where states and FCT get reimbursed for funding developments according to agreed protocols.

“The reimbursement is based on earned results which translate into a corresponding amount much higher than what the sub-national invested.”

The national coordinator said Taraba has received only $3.98 million of the nominal allotment of $20 million to each state since the program’s inception.

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