The Federal Government on Tuesday commenced the disbursement of N446.6 million to 22,380 poor and vulnerable households in nine local government areas of Kaduna State under the National Cash Transfer Programme.
The Focal Person on Social Investment Programme in the state, Mrs. Saude Atoyebi, told journalists that each household would receive N20,000.
She said the N20,000 was payment for the months of January, February, March and April at N5,000 per month.
According to her, the disbursement, which commenced in Sanga, Kachia and Lere LGAs will be extended to Kauru on April 8.
She added that beneficiaries in the remaining five local government areas of Ikara, Kubau, Birnin Gwari, Chikun and Kajuru would be paid on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
Atoyebi said the beneficiaries were selected from the National Social Register and the State Social Register of poor and vulnerable households.
She disclosed that the money would significantly help the benefiting households to cope with the hardship caused by the lockdown of some states to check the spread of coronavirus.
The SIP focal person said: “The National Cash Transfer also known as Households Uplifting Programme is one of the four Federal Government’s Social Investment programmes which commenced in 2016.
“The implementation of the programmes is being carried out at the state level through the State Cash Transfer Unit.”