Kano secures $1.1m grant from EU, Japan


Kano has secured $1.1 million grant from European Union and Japan through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to ‎cushion effects of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Kano.

Anwar disclosed about 1,600 individuals and 630 Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) would benefit from the facility under a Cash-For-Work arrangement.

He said: “The grant will go a long way in supporting communities badly affected by the pandemic.”

The statement quoted Habibu Hotoro, ‎the Special Adviser to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as saying that the grant would alleviate post COVID-19 sufferings experienced by the people.‎

It also quoted Lezlem Dinku, UNDP Officer in Nigeria, as noting that the United Nations had undertaken several initiatives to support the communities affected by the pandemic in the country.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has…



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