National Coordinator, Conditional Cash Transfer Unit, Mrs. Temitope Sinkaiye, says the Federal Government has spent up to N15bn on 1.8 million vulnerable women across 20 states.
Sinkaiye stated this on Monday during an end-of-year review meeting in Bauchi.
She said the programme had enhanced the livelihood of 326,000 households.
“From 2016 to 2018, the Federal Government has spent N15bn on 326,000 households. That translated to 1.8 million persons across 20 States.
“The Federal government has spent N15 billion on the beneficiaries, which includes capacity and entrepreneurship training and the monthly stipend of N5,000 to all beneficiaries,” she said.
Sinkaiye said at the 2018 review meeting that it was decided that efforts would be geared towards prioritising scaling up of the number of beneficiaries to one million households in 2019.
“That would translate into five million beneficiaries,” he said.
In his contribution, the Bauchi State Focal Person on Social Investment Programme, Mr. Aliyu Abdullahi, said the present administration had committed itself to improving the lives of the poor in the society.
He commended the Buhari administration for its dynamism in initiating the Social Investment Programme, which he said would impact on the lives of many households. (NAN)
– Dec. 10, 2018 @ 19:05 GMT |