…as EKSG Special Adviser on Social commends smooth running of the exercise across 16 LGAs of the State.
All four thousand, seven hundred and five beneficiaries (4,705) of the National Cash Transfer Programme also known as Household Uplifting Programme (HUP) in Ekiti State, have been paid their bi-monthly sum of 10,000 Naira each. The event held simultaneously across the 16 Local Government Areas of the State.
While inspecting the distribution exercise, the Special Adviser to Ekiti State Governor on Social Investment, Barrister Victor Olumuyiwa Kolade expressed satisfaction in the process.
He mentioned that the government will continue to ensure prompt payment of the succour to beneficiaries, adding that Governor Kayode Fayemi’s agenda on Social Investment will cover more indigents in due time.
In her appreciation message, Mrs Ibrahim Ayisat a beneficiary from Oke Aye in Igede ward 1 in Irepodun/Ifelodun LGA said that the cash support has helped stabilise her petty trade, praying for the government to continue to thrive in its quest for human development.
Mrs Dabi Agnes a beneficiaries from Asa community, ward 9, Iluomoba-Ekiti, narrated that the programme has helped her secured a Palm Kernel Cracking Machine to boost her business.
The National Cash Transfer Programme is an arm of the National Social Investment Scheme of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and has contributed a great deal of improvement in various homes nationwide.