The Federal Government has disbursed N349.5 million to 34,946 poor and vulnerable households in Kaduna State.
Head of Cash Transfer Unit in the state Hajiya Hauwa Abdulrazaq spoke in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna yesterday.
Abdulrazaq said the disbursement was under the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer, a programme targeting the poorest of poor households.
She said beneficiaries, from nine local governments received N10,000 each, for May and June at N5,000 per month.
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The head of Cash Unit identified listed the councils as Kajuru, Birnin Gwari, Kauru, Lere, Sanga, Kachia, Kubau, Ikara and Chikun.
She said 4,470 poor and vulnerable households benefited in Kajuru; 8,032 in Birnin Gwari; 1,963 in Kauru; 1,406 in Sanga, and 4,380 in Lere.
According to her, 2,021 households benefited in Kachia; 5,478 in Ikara; 2,784 in Chikun, and 4,412 in Kubau.
“We began the disbursement on July 1 and ended on July 10.
“The households uplifting programme is one of the national social investment programmes, which began in September 2016,” she said.
The programme began in 2017 in Kaduna State, with about 10,000 but expanded to 22,380 in April.