By: Femi Mustapha
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Kaduna State Social Protection Accountability Coalition, (KADSPAC) is to engage 255 Wards champions to strengthen Social protection for poor and vulnerables in the grassroots.
Assistant Secretary of KADSPAC, Mr Yusuf Goje, disclosed this during the quarterly meeting of the Group in Zaria on September 15, 2020.
Goje added that 23 champions have also been appointed for the various Local Government Areas in the state .
He disclosed that the 23 LGs champions will receive capacity training on how to monitor and track the various Goverment social interventions in their various Councils.
The Advocacy and Communication Coordinator, Child Development
Grant Project, (CAGP) of Save the Children International in Kaduna, Farouq Abdulkadir, commended members of the Coalition for their commitments in ensuring the poor and vulnerables are included in government policy.
Abdulkadir stated that in the 3rd quarter, the Coalition carried out some activities such as capacity building for members on social protection, roundtable engagement with head of media organizations in Kaduna and advocacy to various stakeholders.
He hinted that the Coalition played a great role in the recently created Kaduna social protection policy which will go a long way to put smiles on the faces of the poor and vulnerable.
Abdulkadir informed members of the Coalition that more dedication and commitment is expected from them in order to achieve the aims and objectives of the group.
In his own remarks, Secretary of KADSPAC Philip Yatai, said the 4th quarter is going to be busy for members of the Coalition, and urged them to brace up for the challenges.