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Exposed: Fraud Scandal Hits Dangote’s N10bn Grant To Women

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Allegations of fraud have hit the distribution of N10 billion Aliko Foundation (ADF) micro-grant to women in Katsina State, which draws the ire of Governor Aminu Masari, DailyLeakers.

Governor Aminu Masari raised alarm over the weekend that women were shortchanged by those selected to distribute the monies across the 34 councils of the state. Masari warned that government would not tolerate politicians, civil servants and traditional rulers who siphon monies disbursed as empowerment packages.He was speaking on Saturday evening in Malumfashi Council when Aminu Ibrahim representing the area in the House of Assembly was disbursing N5,000 each to select 1,000 women.

The Aliko Foundation had on January 23, 2020 flagged-off the distribution of N34 million in micro-grant to 34,000 vulnerable women across the state. Each beneficiary was to get N10,000.

The N34 million is part of the foundation’s nation-wide empowerment of vulnerable women, as N10 billion had been set aside for the purpose.But those assigned to distribute the monies reportedly underpaid the women.

Masari said he got reports that some of the women received N8,000 each, some N6,000, while others got as low as N1,000.

He warned that the government would take necessary action against those found wanting in distributing empowerment packages to the less-privileged.

DailyLeakers gathered that the governor said he was optimistic the empowerment package in Malumfashi would not be siphoned by those assigned to disburse it.

Masari called on the beneficiaries to use the funds to engage in trade and other profitable ventures to improve their living standard.

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