Some 20,344 poor households in Bauchi state have reportedly received disbursements of N1.5bn under the federal government’s conditional cash transfer scheme.
The Nation reports that the coordinator of the scheme in the state, Jibrin Yusuf, on Monday, October 15, said the funds were disbursed in Bauchi from 2016 to date.
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He said additional 2, 969 households would soon be injected into the scheme to raise the total beneficiaries to 23, 313 across the state. “The CCT programme also trains beneficiaries in techniques, saving groups and skills to improve their living condition,” he said.
Yusuf told the Bauchi state council of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) who visited his office that more than 80% of the beneficiaries were women care-givers in their various households.
The money was reportedly disbursed to very poor households to ease their hardships and encourage them to send their children to school.