General Poll: SPW Backs Tinubu, Radda’s Candidacy

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu and the party’s governorship candidate in Katsina Dr Dikko Radda has received backing from the thirty-four thousand beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s Special Public Works Scheme (SPW) in Katsina State.

They are hopeful that the APC flagbearers will implement comparable social intervention programs intended to aid the country’s underprivileged residents.

 The Board of Trustees State Chairman of the SPW beneficiaries Ubale Yusuf Nalado, noted that the group seeks to reciprocate the Federal Government’s gesture.

He said: “As you can see, it’s a political support association. They benefited from president Muhammadu Buhari’s social intervention program which has yielded results in Katsina State.

“This is an indication that they are trying to reciprocate the gesture given to them by the Federal Government. I am sure that this is the first of its kind in the country.

“This has indicated our commitment and readiness as citizens of Katsina State. And we have a good rapport with the beneficiaries most especially the downtrodden and we are proud of that.

“We are talking about the capacity of the 34 thousand beneficiaries covering 1,000 beneficiaries from each of the 34 LGAs of Katsina State, and that’s officially from the Federal Government but when we look at it from another dimension, every beneficiary has a family.

“We are committed to harnessing the resources which we have invested. This is in favor of President Muhammadu Buhari,” Nalado added.

Salim Usman, the head of the state chapter of SPW beneficiaries, voiced his belief that Tinubu and Radda have what it takes to make Nigeria and, by implication, the state of Katsina, better.

Similarly, the women leader of the Katsina SPW Beneficiaries Hajiya Binta Abdullahi has promised to canvas more support for APC candidates at all levels.

The SPW is a programme aimed at reducing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria’s teeming population and also targeted at employing 1,000 unskilled youths in each of the 774 LGAs for three months.

In Katsina State, the program has directly touched the lives of over 34,000 unemployed youths majority of which are now self-reliant.

The program was managed by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) under the supervision of the Ministry of State for Labour and Employment.

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