Governor Nasir El Rufai will launch the Kaduna State Social Protection Policy which will provide a framework for Social Protection initiatives being presently implemented in the State, on Tuesday.
The State Focal Person on the Social Investment Programs, Mrs Saude Amina Atoyebi who disclosed this in a press statement on Monday, said that the launch will take place at the Council Chambers of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House but other guests will also take part virtually.
Mrs Atoyebi who praised Governor Nasir El Rufai for being one of the few states governors in the country to enact the policy recalled that the State Executive Council had earlier passed the Social Protection policy in August 2020, adding that Tuesday launch is to formally bring the policy into the public domain.
The main goal of the policy is to ensure that residents of Kaduna State, particularly vulnerable groups, are afforded a life of dignity through programmes which are implemented in a fair and transparent manner,’’ she added.
Atoyebi thanked the State Steering Committee on Social Investments, with the support of Social Protection experts from Save the Children International and UNICEF, for fine-tuning the policy, despite the numerous challenges.