At last, government has reportedly started the payment of N5,000 to about one million extremely poor Nigerians as monthly payment to help them sort out their basic needs.
President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s through the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme, started with Biometric capture and Account opening in Borno Internally Displaced Persons camps.
The programme is a part of the scheme under the Social Investment Programmes that is meant to help reduce the suffering of the masses and this scheme was promised to Nigerians during the APC campaign. It was originally promised that all Nigerians without a job not just the ‘poorest ones’ will benefit from the scheme.
Laoula Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, clarified that for the Conditional Cash Transfer funds would be paid directly to the recipients through a payment system that was being worked out.
Akande further noted that the World Bank and the Bill Gates foundation were also cooperating with the Federal Government to develop an efficient payment system.