The Kano State government has pledged to commit more resources to improve social protection policy in its 2022 Budget.
The Focal person of the Expanding Social Protection For Inclusive Development (ESPID), Richard Musa, stated this during a workshop organised by the Expanding Social protection and Inclusive Development for journalists, which was held at Tahir Guest palace, Kano.
He said the State government had developed interest in social protection policy with the just-concluded Child Development and Growth Programme, (CDGP), which operated for nine years in the State.
“The State government signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU), with FCDO on August 2nd, 2021, under Kano Mutual Accountability Framework meeting, and pledged to commit up to 10% of 2022 budget appropriation to Social Protection”, he stated.
Richard Musa noted that the 2022 Budget circular has already been sent to all MDA’s directing them to prioritise social protection in their allocation.
Meanwhile, Kano State Government was also committing much priority to the creation of a People with Disability (PwDs) Commission, to cater to the need of the excluded people within its society as well as the domestication of gender policy in the State.
Earlier in her address, the coordinator ESPID in the State, which is also the continuation of ‘CDGP under-Action Against Hunger’ and ‘Save the Children’, Mrs. Gladys Kwam, commended the media for the success recorded during the CDGP operation.
“We appreciate what you (journalists) has done for us during our nine years of operation under the CDGP program”, she stated.
She promised to improve engagement with journalists in order to keep them abreast with the happenings of the programme.