The federal government has on Thursday, November 12, announced that in the past two months, it has dispensed over N58billion to Nigerians under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).
This was revealed in Yola, Adamawa State by Halima Shehu, National Coordinator of Household Uplifting Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT).
Explaining what the CCT is all about, Halima revealed that the programme is directed mainly at people who live in rural areas where poverty and hunger is on the rise.
According to her, it was initiated to support development objectives with the priority of improving households’ 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.”