The Nigerian government has announced that it has distributed over 58 billion to Nigerians through the Conditional Cash Transfer program in the last two months (CCT).
On Thursday, November 12, Halima Shehu, National Coordinator of the Household Uplifting Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT), said this in Yola, Adamawa State.
Halima explained that the program is aimed primarily at those who live in rural areas where poverty and hunger are on the rise, and that it was created to support development goals with the goal of enhancing household consumption as a top priority.
”As we are all aware that poverty and hunger are high and prevalent among rural dwellers, especially, female-headed households with poor sources of income in Nigeria.
“In furtherance to that, the Federal Government established the Household Uplifting Programme – Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT), with a slogan ‘ Beta don come’ to help alleviate the poverty of the poor. In line with the programme, in the last two months, across the country, the Federal Government has disbursed the sum of N58 billion Naira to the less privileged.”
In other news, Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, has declared that the federal government will begin selling houses under the National Mass Housing Programme for N7.2 million naira.
Fashola made the announcement on Friday, November 12 in Abuja, during the launch of an online portal for the housing scheme.
The Minister noted that the highest selling price is N16.19 million, adding that the projects are dispersed across the federation’s states and the Federal Capital Territory. He also revealed that the initiative has approximately 5,000 units of housing in various levels of construction.
“This is the first time we have a platform that every Nigerian has access to. This provides an opportunity for all Nigerians to apply and ensure a fair process of allocation.”