The Federal Government on Tuesday disclosed that it had disbursed N1.23 billion to 22,245 households in the 21 local government areas of Kogi under its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), programme.
The state programme Coordinator, Mrs. Falilat Abdulrasak, who disclosed this at a three-day “Step-Down Training on Savings and Group Mobilisation (SGM)” organised for Cash Transfer Facilitators (CTFs), organised for nine local government areas in the state in Lokoja, said that the payment of N5,000 to the identified poor and vulnerable families started since December, 2016.
The coordinator expressed delight on the impact of the programme in the state, saying that “we have seen transformation in the lives of the beneficiaries and we are happy that the programme is making the right impact”
She explained further that the training was organized to build human capacity of the CTFs to train the beneficiaries on the processes of savings, group mobilisation and formation.
The CCT coordinator clarified: “The CTFs are expected to train the beneficiaries at the grassroots on how to save a little out of their stipends and invest the savings so as to be self-reliant.
“The CTFs will also train beneficiaries on how to mobilise economic assets and acquire more assets during the programme so as to have sources of economic livelihood to sustain them at the expiration of the programme.
“We are building their capacity on how to sustain themselves and their families to elevate them from the poverty level to a state of self-reliance”, Abdulrasak added.