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Kogi To Enroll Additional 23,440 Cash Transfer Beneficiaries



The Kogi State Office of Social Investment Programme (SIP) said it has commenced the enrollment of additional 23, 440 beneficiaries under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the state.

The head of CCT Unit, Mrs Falilat Abdulrazaq revealed this when she spoke to journalists on behalf of the State Focal Person of SIP, Mr Abdulkareem Onyekehi, after a two-day step down training programme for Cash Transfer Facilitators (CTFs) in Lokoja, yesterday.

According to him, Kogi SIP has received approval for onboarding of additional 23, 440 CCT beneficiaries which would receive household supports of N5,000 monthly.

‘’We have 23, 440 beneficiaries that has just been approved, which will be added to the existing 11, 513 people who are already benefitting from the CCT programme,’’ he said.

He restated that the CCT was targeted to uplift the poorest of the poor households, and would now be increased to a total of 34, 953 beneficiaries in Kogi State. He said that the two-day step down training programme was organised to train Cash Transfer Facilitators (CTFs) on data and biometric capturing of the enrollees at their respective wards in the rural areas.

‘’CTFs training is on the use of application and enrollment template which was carried out by National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO), Management Information System (MIS) Officers from Abuja. The training is for 218 CTFs from all the 21 local government areas of the state but the enrollment of intending beneficiaries would be in batches,” he added.

He said that the CTFs would commence enrollment of fresh beneficiaries in the earmarked communities in the seven LGAs as from Monday June 24. The LGAs to be covered in the first batch include: Lokoja, Dekina, Okene, Kabba-Bunu, Adavi, Ofu and Ibaji LGAs, while other LGAs will be covered as soon as their data is made available.






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