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President Buhari distributes N500m among needy people in Adamawa

President Buhari distributes N500m among needy people in Adamawa

- 8, 653 beneficiaries in six local government areas of Adamawa state benefit from Buhari’s cash conditional transfer programme

- Zhegun Joseph, the head of the programme in Adamawa, says the scheme is designed to support the less privileged in the society

- Joseph states that areas that have benefited from the programme in the state include Madagali, Michika, Song, Girei, Numan and Lamurde

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly shared N500 million free cash to needy people in Adamawa state.

Buhari distributed the money from August 2017 to August 2018 through the house uplifting programme under the cash conditional transfer programme.

Zhegun Joseph, the head of programme, Adamawa, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, October 8, in Yola.

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Joseph said that the programme was part fulfillment of President Buhari’s campaign promises and was designed to support the less privileged in the society.

So far the pilot scheme of the programme kicked-off in August 2017 in Adamawa with 8, 653 beneficiaries in six local government areas of the state.

”Every selected and beneficiary household collected free monthly stipend of N5, 000 cash” Joseph said.

He said that following the successful implementation of the pilot scheme, the federal government gave directive to capture additional needed people into the programme.

Now, we have enrolled additional beneficiaries to the tune of 13,520 needy,"Joseph said.

According to him, there have been a lot of positive testimonies from beneficiaries after successful implementation of the programme.

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Joseph said that areas that had benefitted from the programme in Adamawa included Madagali, Michika, Song, Girei, Numan and Lamurde.

In another report, the federal government says it will soon address the agitation for the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that will make workers and all Nigerians smile.

The disclosure was made by the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, on Sunday, October 7, at the 22nd choir anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church, Living Water DCC Headquarters, Abuja, Punch reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the SGF, who was represented by the permanent secretary (General Services Office), Office of the SGF, Olusegun Adekunle, said the present administration was sensitive to the plight and wishes of the masses.

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