President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities has mentioned greater than 7 million Nigerians are beneficiaries of the Conditional Money Switch (CCT).
Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs mentioned this in an announcement on Tuesday in Abuja.
The programme is below the Nationwide Social Funding Programme (NSIP).
Farouq accused “unpatriotic individuals” of attempting to present it a foul identify and picture.
The official defined that the CCT releases a month-to-month stipend of N5,000 to the poorest and most weak Nigerian households, largely within the rural communities.
She mentioned as at December 2020, the programme operated in 33 states of the nation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
“A complete of 1,414,983 beneficiaries with 7,068,629 particular person family member beneficiaries have been enrolled, protecting 487 Native Authorities Areas, 4,716 Wards and 37,628 Communities.”
Farouq famous that the programme targets to cowl all states of the federation by March 2021.
“The programme has a clearly outlined implementation construction with an digital base beneficiary enrolment system that focuses on the Poor and Weak Households (PVHHs) culled from the Nationwide Social Register.”
For these insisting that the programme was enmeshed in corruption, the minister suggested them to go to the Nationwide Social Security Web Undertaking’s web site for extra info.