The Nigerian federal government have confirmed a disbursed of over 58 billion to Nigerians for the past two months under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).
National Coordinator, Household Uplifting Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT), Halima Shehu, reported the news on Thursday in Yola, Adamawa State.
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In her words, she said:
“As we are all aware that poverty and hunger are high and prevalent among rural dwellers, especially, female-headed households with poor sources of income in Nigeria.”
“In furtherce to that, the Federal Government established the Household Uplifting Programme – Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT), with a slogan ‘ Beta don come’ to help alleviate the poverty of the poor.”
“In line with the programme, in the last two months, across the country, the Federal Government has disbursed the sum of N58 billion Naira to the less privileged.”