-13,000 families to benefit from Social Investment Programme by collecting N5,000 monthly stipends.
A number of 13,000 families have been shortlisted for the N5,000 monthly stipends in the cash transfer programme initiative for the poor and less privileged in Anambra State.
Deputy focal person in charge of Social Ivestment Programme, SIP, in the state, Chinwe Iwuchukwu, said in Awka that 100 facilitators have been employed to ensure that the beneficiaries received their stipends at their door steps.
Naija News gathered that the programme is one of the Federal Government’s initiative under the Social Investment Programme which is aimed at alleviating poverty for the indigent in the society.
Iwuchukwu, who is also the Senior Special Assistant on Donor Agencies to Governor Willie Obiano, assured the willingness of the state government to participate effectively in such initiatives that would benefit Anambra natives.
This she said at a two-day step down training programme for local government cash transfer facilitators in the state,
National Training Officer of the programme, Mr. Kola Solomon, said that Anambra State was the first state in the South-East to commence the programme.
He therefore, commended the governor for his governance which accomodates its people.