FG to increase conditional cash transfer beneficiaries in Cross River

The Federal Government is set to commence enrollment of beneficiaries for its social protection and intervention programme in Cross River State.

The Enrolment Manager from the National Enrolment Office, under the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Sadiya Abdullahi, made this known during the opening of a training programme for cash transfer facilitators in Calabar.

She said that Cross River State already had more than 20,000 beneficiaries captured in the past five years, but the current training of facilitators was towards the enrolment of over 10,000 additional beneficiaries.

The enrolment manager said the training was organised to avail cash transfer facilitators of information to implement the enrolment process of additional 10,719 households in Cross River State.

She said that the list of beneficiaries was generated from a community-based targeting process, which allowed the community members to identify the poor and the vulnerable among them.

Abdullahi said across the nation, the programme is supporting 1.8million beneficiaries, adding that besides the N5, 000 monthly stipend, the beneficiaries undergo capacity building and development programmes to enhance their entrepreneurial skills and put them on a path to sustainable livelihood.



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