Wednesday, December 30, 2020

32,236 Beneficiaries Enrolled for Cash Transfer by the FG in Kaduna.


   32,236 beneficiaries for Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs) beneficiaries in Kaduna state, in its ongoing Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme.

Hajiya Hauwa Abdulrazaq made it known yesterday, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna State, on Tuesday.

   The NAN said, that the CCT is a household program that targets on helping the poorest household in the country with cash transfer, capacity building, mentoring and livelihood support under the nations social investment program me.

Hajiya Hauwa Abdulrazaq said, that a total of 34,946 PVHHs were already benefiting from, the program in nine local government area of Kaduna State. Namely, Birnin, Gwari, Chikun, Ikara, Kachia, Kauru, Kubau, Lerekajuru and Sanga.

She added, that 32,236 new beneficiaries would be enrolled in the remaining 14 local government area, thereby covering the entire state. She said the exercise would increase the number of beneficiaries in the state to 67,182.

The statement read;

“The enrolment exercise began with the training of Cash Transfer Facilitators (CTFs) on community sensitisation and disclosure between Dec. 20 and Dec. 22.

“We equally trained the CTFs on orientation and beneficiaries and data capturing and were deployed to the field for data capturing on Dec. 26.

“The beneficiaries are being mined from the State Social Register of poor and vulnerable households, domicile at the State Operations Coordination Unit, Planning and Budget Commission.

“Each of the beneficiaries will be receiving N5, 000 monthly as cash transfer which is being paid by-monthly.”

NAN reports that the programme begun in 2017 in Kaduna state with about 10,000 beneficiaries but expanded to 22, 380 in April and further increased to 34, 946 in July.

So far, more than 265, 275 poor and vulnerable households had been captured in the state’s Social Register as at first week of December. (NAN)


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