The federal government resumed on Saturday the payment of allowances to more than 4,000 beneficiaries in Akwa Ibom under the Household Improvement Program – Conditional Cash Transfer.
The HUP-CCT is managed by the Federal Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The focal person for the national social investment program in Akwa Ibom, Dr Godwin Akpan, said that the disbursements were made simultaneously in the local government areas of Ukanafun and Oruk Anam and would cover seven other LGAs.
Akpan, who revealed that each beneficiary would win the sum of 20,000 naira, in line with the federal government’s goal of lifting millions of households out of poverty, praised the current administration for its sensitivity to the plight of the less privileged in the country. company.
He said the steps taken to reach the vulnerable poor had proven successful, as the government continued to seek to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030.
âThis program of President Muhammadu Buhari is very sensitive to the plight of the population and it is commendable because many lives are affected.
âIndeed, by 2030 millions of people will be lifted out of poverty and the country’s poverty rate will be reversed,â Akpan said.
Akpan revealed that payments would also start through beneficiary accounts in the LGAs of Nsit Atai, Ikono and Uruan.
Speaking to NAN, 67-year-old beneficiary Ms Uduak Jimmy said she was happy with the program, saying Buhari’s government gave her hope, promising to invest the money in the production of palm oil to help her generate more income for her grandchildren.
Another beneficiary, a 60-year-old grandmother, Ms Grace Udoakpan, said she would remain grateful to the federal government for this kind gesture, adding that she would invest the money to generate more income and help her life.