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Nigerian govt says plans concluded to disburse N446.5m to less privileged in Kaduna




The Federal Government of Nigeria said it had concluded plans to disburse the sum of N446.5 million to 22,380 less-privileged households in Kaduna State, under its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), a Households Uplifting Programme.

This was stated on Thursday by the Head of the Cash Transfer Unit in Kaduna State, Hajiya Hauwa Abdulrazaq during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to Hajiya Abdulrazaq, the beneficiaries listed in nine Local Government Areas will receive N20,000 each in the ongoing implementation of the National Social Investment Programme.

She listed the benefiting areas as Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Ikara, Kachia, Kauru, Kubau, Kajuru, Lere and Sanga, adding that 22,040 of the 22,380 beneficiaries received N20, 000 each.

The payment was for January, February, March and April at N5,000 per month.

She added that 340 new beneficiaries, whose payments were to begin from March, received N10, 000 each, being payment for March and April.

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“We began disbursement on April 7 and by April 15; we have disbursed N333.7 million to 16,744 beneficiaries in eight Local Government Areas.

“We concluded the exercise yesterday, April 22, with the disbursement of N112.8 million to 5,636 vulnerable households in Birnin Gwari council,” She said.

This comes after the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai made wearing of face masks compulsory in the state over COVID-19.

The governor, who just recovered from the dreaded disease, stated this in an amended Quarantine Regulations he issued in the state on Wednesday.

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