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The Nigerian government has announced that it has disbursed over?58 billion to Nigerians through the Conditional Cash Transfer programme in the last two months (CCT).
On Thursday, November 12, Halima Shehu, National Coordinator of the Household Uplifting Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT), said this in Yola, Adamawa State.
Halima explained that the programme is aimed mostly at those living in rural areas where poverty and hunger are on the rise, and that it was created to support development goals with a focus on enhancing household consumption.
”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 furtherance 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.”