The FG has begun transferring funds to beneficiaries.
Ejes Gist News can authoritatively reports that President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government through the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) under the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Thursday, disbursed N10, 000 by-monthly cash transfers to 2,000 beneficiaries in Kuje, Federal Capital Territory.
FG Begins Cash Transfer to Beneficiaries
Ejes Gist News understands that the payment covered May and June, according to the program’s National Coordinator, Hajia Halima Shehu.
While expressing Federal Government’s determination to be prompt with disbursement, Shehu said that the delay in payment was due to the system strengthening process in the project.
- FG Commences Cash Transfer to Beneficiaries
She added that the process was intended to improve implementation and further enhance service delivery and ensure value for money, transparency and accountability.
According to her, there was a delay in payment due to system strengthening and we are here paying the backlog to ensure that the beneficiaries are paid their outstanding before the end of this month.
Shehu gave assurance of the sustainability of the programme and said ”as far as this government exists, this programme will continue to go on because it is part of Federal Government’s agenda to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.
“That is why we are digitising; we want them to be financially included in other programmes that are being developed all over the world.”
“Because the beneficiaries are registered and we know who they are, they will be able to benefit from any future programmes,” she said.
Shehu, on the other hand, cited the difficulty of getting to the beneficiaries through rough terrain as a major challenge.
“Most of the beneficiaries live in the country’s most remote areas because they stay in remote areas.”
“They are difficult-to-reach areas, which is why we want to digitise them all.”
“We have to get to our beneficiaries’ doorsteps no matter where they are or what it takes, and it’s a challenge, especially where the insecurity challenges are high,” Shehu explained.
Some of the recipients praised the Federal Government’s intervention, calling it “appropriate.”
Mallam Santos Dantami, one of the recipients, said he would put the money to good use to support his family.
Mrs Abidat Sheidun, another recipient, said the money would allow her to contribute to the savings group to which she belongs.
“At the end of the trading year, I’ll recoup my investment with profit and start something that will provide me with a source of income,” says the entrepreneur. Sheidun remarked. (NAN)