Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Samaila Aliyu, has facilitated the enrolment of 2,000 people into the Community-Based Social Health Insurance Scheme in Makarfi Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner, who hails from the local government, also settled their contribution to enable them enjoy free access to health care services for the next one year.
He said, “Two thousand people have been enrolled into the Community-Based Social Health Insurance Scheme and their contribution have been settled to enable them enjoy free access to health care services for the next one year.
“Equally, 42 cooperative groups have also been mobilised and facilitated their registration with a bank account for each one of the with a sum of N50,000 as seed money to enable them take advantage of the KDSG-BOI and KDSG-BOA matching funds, as well as other funding windows designed to support the development of micro small and medium Enterprises in the state.
In line with the gesture of human capital development, government has distributed motorcycles, sewing machines to women and youth groups in Makarfi Local Government Area of the state. The commissioner said the gesture was to empower such groups to be self-dependent through job creation and support to small and medium scale enterprises.