The Federal Government has Concluded plans to disburse N1.6 billion to 84,000 Pepole in 15 Local Government Areas of Kano State through Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program.
A statement issued on Monday by Mr Hassan Musa Fagge, the Chief Press Secretary to the Kano State Deputy Governor, quotes the National Coordinator of the program, Dr Temitope Sinkaiye, as announcing this.
The CCT coordinator stated this when she paid The Kano state deputy governor a visit , Dr Nasiru Gawuna. Sinkaiye said that each Persons would receive N20,000 during the exercise to commence Effectively on Monday, all in an effort of cushioning the lives of the poor, most especially during this period of national lock-down.
The coordinator Said that since inception of the program, two years ago, they had not faced any challenge of funding.
According to her, this is as a result of the Federal Government who obtained a loan from the World Bank. She said that the program entailed teaching the beneficiaries how to Grow themselves through group savings and how to establish small scale businesses.
Sinkaiye further said that its officials also sensitise the beneficiaries about the dreaded disease COVID-19 .
“We Advice social distancing so that by the time we go back, this would guide other members of their community how to protect themselves and stay healthy,’’ she said.
Responding, Gawuna commended the federal government for the laudable initiative which he said would alleviate poverty especially coming at the time the country is Fighting against COVID-19 . The deputy governor also Rise the efforts of the National Cash Transfer Office for training the beneficiaries on how to tackle poverty.