Six more states have joined the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme of the Federal Government to increase the total number of participating states to 26, the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) has disclosed.
The CCT is one of the social investment programmes of the Federal Government targeted at lifting poor and vulnerable Nigerians from poverty. The beneficiaries receive N5,000 monthly to be productive and engage in economic activities, form cooperative groups and manage their lives.
At the just-concluded sensitisation workshop for focal persons, permanent secretaries and heads of units in Abuja, the National Programme Coordinator of the NCTO, Dr. Temitope Sinkaiye, said that more states would join the poverty alleviation scheme once they met all the requirements.
Sinkaiye, who expressed happiness at the increased number of states participating in the programme, promised that the highest standard of transparency and accountability were adhered to in choosing beneficiaries.
She enjoined the 10 remaining states yet to join, to expedite action on their enrolment process so that the poor and vulnerable in their states would also benefit.