A total of 9,588 residents from six local government areas in Rivers benefited from the Federal Government’s Household Improvement Program – Conditional Money Transfer (HUP-CCT).
Okrika LGA’s Grievance Officer (GRO) Mr. Diamond Tamunotubo disclosed this to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Okirika when the fund was disbursed in the region.
The beneficiaries of Rivers come from the local government areas of Okirika, Akuku-Toru, Degema, Ogu / Bolo, Tai and Khana.
The monthly conditional cash transfer, which began in 2019, is one of the programs of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration aimed at helping around 100 million poor and vulnerable people in the country.
NAN reports that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under which the program is managed, together with some banks, made payments to overdue beneficiaries from December 10 to 24.
“Payment is made monthly and in flow. The payment currently made concerns lots 10 and 13, with 10,000 naira being paid to each of the 1,731 people in the Okirika region.
“We initially encountered a problem with the configuration of the app, which was then resolved. We also manage to make the beneficiaries behave well, ”Tamunotubo said.
One of the beneficiaries, Ms. Juĺiana Appaulus, commended the federal government for its kind gesture towards the poor and vulnerable in the country.
“The government last paid us in August 2020 and is paying us again today. We are however grateful to them, hoping that they will pay us the arrears, ”she said.
Another recipient, Abigail Athesomie, praised the federal government for helping them.
“I use the money for my business. Although it is small, I am begging the government to pay us regularly as promised to allow us to do our business efficiently, ”she said. NOPE