The Federal Government is to commence the distribution of one point Six billion Naira to 84,000 beneficiaries from 15 Local Governments in Kano State through the conditional cash transfer.
Dandal Kura Radio recalls that this follows the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Cash Transfer Office through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management to pay the poor and the vulnerable across the country their monthly stipends across the country.
The National Coordinator of the Programme, Dr.Temitope Sinkaiye announced this on Sunday evening when she paid a visit to the Kano State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
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A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor Hassan Musa Fagge on Monday and sent to Dandal Kura Radio said Dr.Sinkaiye stated that since the beginning of the Programme two years ago they had not faced any challenge of funding, due to the Federal Government adequate arrangements through obtaining a loan from the World Bank.
According to the statement, ‘’she added that they teach the beneficiaries how to empower themselves through group savings and how to establish small scale businesses.’’
She further said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they sensitize the beneficiaries about the dreaded disease.
She said in the statement that, “We observe social distancing so that by the time we go back, they will guide other members of their community how to protect themselves and stay healthy.’iciary will receive Twenty Thousand Naira during the exercise which commences on Monday (today) all in an effort of cushioning the lives of the poor.
Responding, Kano State Deputy Governor, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna commended the Federal Government for the laudable initiative which he said would alleviate poverty especially coming at the time the country is combating COVID-19 pandemic.
He also extolled the efforts of the National Cash Transfer Office for training the beneficiaries on how to tackle poverty.