Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme with biometric capture and account opening for the monthly stipend has started in Borno camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), Naij reports.
The exercise is part of the scheme under the ‘Social Investment Programmes’ of the government of Muhammadu Buhari under which one million extremely poor Nigerians will be paid N5,ooo monthly stipend.
This brings to fulfilment one of the promises made to Nigerians by the All Progressives Congress, APC, during the last Presidential campaign.
According to the news media, Laolu Akande, the Special Assistant to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, clarified that for the Conditional Cash Transfer the money would be paid directly to the recipients through a payment system that was being worked out.
Osinbajo’s aide said World Bank and the Bill Gates Foundation were also cooperating with the Federal Government to develop an efficient payment system.
Good One Buhari – We hope it goes round and not just in the north alone.