Kaduna State government has commenced the disbursement of Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to over 28,000 adolescent girls from public schools across the state.
The deputy governor, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, who disbursed the funds to the second cohort of beneficiaries under the Adolescent Girls Initiatives for Learning Empowerment (AGILE) project at Rimi College, Kaduna urged them to use it judiciary.
The disbursement brings the total number of adolescent girls benefiting from the project to 33,575, adding that the first cohort of over 7,000 beneficiaries received the CCT in the second week of August 2022.
AGILE is a World Bank-supported programme designed by the Federal Ministry of Education to address constraints the girl child faces in accessing and completing basic education.
Kaduna State is piloting the programme to be implemented in seven states of Nigeria.