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FG says N58bn disbursed to ‘poor’ Nigerians in 2 months

The Federal Government says it has disbursed N58billion to Nigerians in the past two months under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).

Halima Shehu, National Coordinator, Household Uplifting Programme – Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT) made the disclosure on Thursday in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

Speaking at the launch of a two-day stepdown training on HUP-CCT orientation and sensitisation of beneficiaries, she said the programme was initiated to support development objectives with the priority of improving households’ consumption.

Shehu noted that poverty and hunger are high among rural dwellers, especially female-headed households with little sources of income.

The government established the HUP – CCT, with ‘Beta don come’ slogan to assist the lower class, Shehu explained.

“In the last two months, across the country, the Federal Government has disbursed the sum of N58billion to the less privileged”, NAN quoted her as saying.

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