- 6,500 women in Jigawa have each received N10,000 from the federal government as an effort to tackle poverty
- The federal government, through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme, disbursed the sum of N65 million to the beneficiaries
- Alhaji Abubakar Dan-Barde, a coordinator the programme, said that conditions for benefiting from the scheme included evidence of immunization, antenatal attendance and environmental sanitation
The federal government has disbursed N65 million to 6,500 vulnerable women in Guri local government area of Jigawa under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme.
Alhaji Abubakar Dan-Barde, cash transfer unit’s coordinator in the area, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Guri on Saturday, September 21.
He said each beneficiary received a stipend of N10,000 as payment for the months of July and August, 2019.
Dan-Barde said the women were drawn from Garbagal, Kadra, Matarababba, Lafiya, Margadu, Dawa, Musari, Guri, Adyani and Abunabu wards in the area.
The coordinator said the conditions for accessing the funds include evidence of immunization, antenatal attendance and environmental sanitation.
He noted that the scheme had assisted several poor women in starting small scale businesses and becoming self-reliant.
The CCT is a federal government's programme aimed at reducing poverty through payment of monthly stipend of N5,000 to each registered vulnerable woman.
Other local government areas selected for the CCT in the state include Kaugama, Guri, Gwiwa, Jahun, Kiyawa, Miga, Roni and Taura.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had stated that in three years, five million Nigerian had been lifted out of poverty by his administration.
The president made the assertion on Thursday, August 1 at the opening of the global youth employment forum of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Abuja.
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