130, 764 Zamfara indigenes benefit from FG’s CCT
No fewer than 130, 764 indigenes of Zamfara State have benefited from the Federal Government's Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, programme.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this while flagging off the payment of N5,000 stipends to beneficiaries of the scheme in Zamfara.
Farouq said the scheme was part of efforts by the government to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 on the people.
She disclosed that beneciaries of the cash transfer were drawn from six Local Governments within the state, adding that they have been captured in the National Social Register and the payment of the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme, GEEP, loans to small business holders in the state.
While urging beneciaries of the scheme to make the best use of the loan to improve their businesses, the minister said the CCT is one of the components of National Social Investment Programme, NSIP, established in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Farouq, also condoled with the people of Zamfara State on behalf of the Federal Government, for the loss of lives and property in the state as a result of armed banditry.
She appealed to the people of Zamfara to cooperate with the state and federal governments to bring banditry to an end.
Also speaking, the Governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Mohammed, appreciated the federal government's continued support to the state whenever it is in need.