In a statement released by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has come out to say that over 7 million Nigerians are beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer.
Concerning this programme which is under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), she explained that 1,414,983 beneficiaries with 7,068,629 individual household member beneficiaries have been enrolled, covering 487 Local Government Areas, 4,716 Wards and 37,628 Communities.
Farouq noted that the programme seeks to target the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerian households, mostly in rural communities.
Also, she revealed that as of December 2020, the programme had been operational in 33 states across the nation, but seems to cover all states by March 2021.
She however, accused some people whom she termed ‘unpatriotic’ of moving to create a bad image of it by saying it was corrupt, asking them to visit the National Social Safety Net Project’s website for more information.