7 Million Nigerians Have Benefited From Cash Transfer – Sadiya.
The federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has said more than 7 million Nigerians are beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The program is under the National Social Investment Program (NSIP).
Farouq accused “unpatriotic persons” of trying to give it a bad name and image.
The official explained that the CCT releases a monthly stipend of N5,000 to the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerian households, mostly in the rural communities.
She said as at December 2020, the program operated in 33 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“A total of 1,414,983 beneficiaries with 7,068,629 individual household member beneficiaries have been enrolled, covering 487 Local Government Areas, 4,716 Wards and 37,628 Communities.”
Farouq noted that the program targets to cover all states of the federation by March 2021.