The Federal Government says it has resumed payment of over N9.24 billion to 76,107 beneficiaries of Conditional Cash Transfer, (CCT), programme across the six local government areas in Kebbi State.
The National Coordinator of the programme, Halima Shehu, announced this during a courtesy visit to the State Governor, Atiku Bagudu, in Birnin Kebbi.
She apologised for the delay in the payment which started in September to October 2019, saying it was due to circumstances beyond her control.
“As at now, payment to CCT beneficiaries is ongoing in the state. A total number of 76,107 beneficiaries across six local government areas of Bagudu, Danko, Wasagu, Dandi, Jega, and Shanga, will be receiving the payment.
“The beneficiaries will be receiving 26 months of payment circles, starting from January to February 2020. The payment will be in two batches of those 60,000 beneficiaries for four payment cycles, using the virtual account.
“The second batch has 70,107 beneficiaries for nine payment cycles through the debit cards”.
Ms. Shehu said that the total amount for the two batches in the state were over N9.24 billion.
“The Federal Government of Nigeria, in partnership with the World Bank in 2016, designed and developed a safety net programme for Nigeria under the platform of National Social Safety Nets Projects, (NASSP).