₦ 58 billion disbursed to the poor Nigerians in 2 months – FG

The federal government has disbursed N58 billion to Nigerians in the past two months as part of the conditional cash transfer (CCT).

Halima Shehu, national coordinator, Family Uplift Program – Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT) made the revelation Thursday.

Shehu spoke in Yola at the launch of a two-day training on HUP-CCT orientation and beneficiary awareness.

He said the program was launched to support development goals with the priority of improving household consumption.

The official noted that poverty and hunger are high among rural dwellers, especially female-headed households with few sources of income.

The government established the HUP – CCT), with the slogan “Beta don come” to help the lower class, Shehu explained.

“Over the past two months, across the country, the federal government has disbursed the sum of N58 billion to the underprivileged,” quoted NAN.

The coordinator revealed that the Adamawa government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the federal government to participate in the program in 2016.

Source: – Daily post

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