FG begins cash transfers to vulnerable households in Kogi, Sokoto
The disbursement started on Thursday, and over 7,000 beneficiaries have received N20,000 each across Dekina LGA.
ByAgency Report August 28, 2021 3 min read
The Federal Government has commenced the payment of N20,000 stipend to each of over 74,000 beneficiaries in Kogi State, under its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).
It has also initiated the same process in Sokoto State.
The CCT is the disbursement of the N5,000 monthly stipend to the poor and the vulnerable households under the NSIP through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Falilat Abdurasaq, the Head of Kogi State CCT Unit, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at the payment venue on Saturday at Abocho, Dekina Local Government Area (LGA), that the essence of cash transfer was to fulfil President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
She noted that the disbursement started on Thursday, and over 7,000 beneficiaries have received N20,000 each across Dekina LGA.
She explained that the N20,000 was meant for four months’ stipends of N5,000 monthly for January, February, March and April 2021.
According to Ms Abdulrasaq, all the 21 LGAs in the state have been benefiting and will benefit from the current payments.
”Our beneficiaries have developed the culture of saving money and are into different forms of contributory savings like “Ajo, issue”, among others.