Federal Government to disburse N1.6 billion to 84,000 beneficiaries in  Kano State

Federal Government to disburse N1.6 billion to 84,000 beneficiaries in Kano State

The Nigerian Federal Government has decided to pay N1.6 billion to 84,000 beneficiaries in 15 Local Government Areas of Kano State via the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme.

In a statement issued on Monday through the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano State,

Mr Hassan Musa Fagge, who quoted Dr Temitope Sinkaiye, the National Coordinator of the programme saying this:

The National Coordinator mentioned this when she visited Dr Nasiru Gawuna, the Deputy Governor of Kano State.

She said the each of the beneficiary would collect N20,000 through the programme taking place on Monday.

Furthermore, she mentioned this is an effort to better the lives of the poor during this lockdown.

Also, the coordinator mentioned that since the beginning of the programme, two years ago, they haven’t had any challenges in funding.

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According to her, this is happening because the Federal Government obtained a loan from the World Bank.

Furthermore, she said that the programme teaches the beneficiary on how they can

empower themselves via group savings and how they can start a small scale business.

Also, she went on to say during the exercise the officials will sensitise the beneficiaries about the virus.

She stated:

“We observe social distancing so that by the time we go back, they will guide

other members of their community how to protect themselves and stay healthy,’’

The Deputy Governor of Kano gave kudos to the federal government for the initiative.

The deputy governor also extolled the efforts of the National Cash Transfer Office for training the beneficiaries on how to tackle poverty.

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