The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has debunked a newspaper publication which alleged inefficiency and corruption in the Cash Transfer Programme.
The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq refuted in its totality the claim noting that is not a true representation of the Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP-CCT).
“The National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO), under the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has been drawn to a publication titled “Concerns Mount over Corruption and Inefficiency in Cash Transfer Programme” published on the front page of the This Day Newspaper of Sunday 24th January 2021,“ she said
According to her, the National Cash Transfer Programme was introduced by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2016 in partnership with the World Bank to fortify social safety nets and establish a social protection system in Nigeria.
“The programme which is in line with the President Buhari led Government’s Social Investment agenda of eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity amongst the citizenry involves the release of a monthly stipend of N5,000 to the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerian households, mostly in rural communities,“ the Minister added.
Source: Voice of Nigeria