N446.5m disbursed to less privileged in Kaduna - Nigerian govt ...

The Federal Government disclose on Thursday that it has finished its action plans on the payment of N20,000 each to 22,380 less-privileged households in Kaduna State, via Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), a Households Uplifting Programme.
This was revealed by Hajiya Hauwa Abdulrazaq, the Head of the Cash Transfer Unit in the state.
Abdulrazaq informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that a total of N446.5 million was payed to the beneficiaries in nine benefiting Local Government Areas in the ongoing execution of the National Social Investment Programme.
Hajiya  itemized the benefiting local government areas as Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Ikara, Kachia, Kauru, Kubau, Kajuru, Lere and Sanga, adding that 22,040 of the 22,380 beneficiaries received N20,000 each.
The payment was for January, February, March and April at N5,000 per month.
Hajiya included that 340 new beneficiaries, whose payments were to start from March, received N10,000 each, being payment for March and April.
“We began disbursement on April 7 and by April 15, we have disbursed N333.7 million to 16,744 beneficiaries in eight Local Government Areas.
“We concluded the exercise yesterday, April 22, with the disbursement of N112.8 million to 5,636 vulnerable households in Birnin Gwari council,” She said.
The payment will start on April 7 and ended on April 22.

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