By Sunday Awulonu
The Special Adviser to Imo State governor on Sustainable Development Goals SDGs and Humanitarian Services, Hon. Princes Christina Ude, has disclosed that 9 local governments of Imo State have successfully received the federal government Conditional Cash Transfer, and that 18 more local government would be added to the programme.
Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu, Ikeduru, Ideato North and South, Nkwerre, Isiala Mbano, Okigwe and Onuimo, according to her, are the LGAs that have so far benefited from the programme.
She said no fewer than six thousand, nine hundred and eighty three persons, received ten thousand naira each for May/June 2020 stipends from the federal government’s conditional cash transfer programme.
“The programme was basically targeted at the poor and vulnerable households under National Social Safety Net programme in provision of the sum of five thousand naira monthly to each beneficiary through the Payment Service Provider, PSP recruited by World bank and National Cash Transfer Office, NCTO, Abuja. Basically, the Conditional Cash Transfer May/June disbursement just took place in Imo in nine council areas. It was a huge success. We are trying to add the remaining 18 local governments to the social register. All social intervention programmes are under my office including Npower, Conditional Cash Transfer, homegrown- school feeding programme,” she added.