THE National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has complimented President Muhammadu Buhari for the initiation of the installment of N5,000 each to poor people and most defenseless under the Conditional Cash Transfer program of the present organization.
The program was a piece of the cardinal guarantees of Buhari amid the 2015 crusade.
Asiwaju Tinubu said the stipend for the poor was an indication of the Buhari-drove APC government’s dedication to individuals’ welfare.
He said in an announcement by his Media Office: “I praise President Buhari for keeping confidence with his battle guarantee. I praise him for relating to poor people and the most helpless among us.
“The installment could n’t have come at a superior time than now. The stipend is an indication of the administration’s dedication to individuals’ welfare. We should all join to beat destitution and convey success to the land.”
Tinubu again called for support for the present organization, saying with such, the administration would soon turn things around for the advantage of the general population.
President Buhari had begun the installment of N5,000 each to one million poor Nigerians under its Conditional Cash Transfer program, which is one of his cardinal battle guarantees.
Under the program, the President had guaranteed to engage one million poor and most open to the N5,000 month to month stipend each.
The program is under the administration’s Social Investment Programs, where N30,000 month to month stipends were prior paid to 200,000 adolescents under the N-Power program, which started in December 2016, and the School Feeding program.
The initiation of the N5,000 installment was reported on Monday in an announcement from the Office of the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
The announcement, marked by the Vice-President’s representative, Laolu Akande, said the principal group of installment would cover nine states.
Akande said a portion of the recipients had begun getting their installments since December 30, 2016.
Akande had said reserves for the installments to recipients in Borno, Kwara and Bauchi States were discharged a week ago to the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System, the stage that hosts and approves installments for all administration’s SIP.
He said the assets for another set, which included Cross Rivers, Niger, Kogi, Oyo, Ogun and Ekiti States, would take after soon to finish the main group of recipients.
As per Akande, the nine pilot states were picked on the grounds that they had a current Social Register that effectively recognized the most helpless and poorest Nigerians.
He said the registers rose through an attempted and tried group based focusing on technique working with the World Bank while different states were building up their social registers and would be incorporated into consequent stages.
Akande said the Federal Government would initiate group preparation for the making of the social registers in more states to extend the extension and reach of the Conditional Cash Transfer the nation over.