The Federal government has stated that it has disbursed over N58 billion to Nigerians under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program.
The National Coordinator of Household Uplifting Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT), Halima Shehu revealed this on Thursday, in Yola, Adamawa state.
She said: “As we are all aware that poverty and hunger are high and prevalent among rural dwellers, especially, female-headed households with poor sources of income in Nigeria.
“In furtherance to that, the Federal Government established the Household Uplifting Programme – Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT), with a slogan ‘ Beta don come’ to help alleviate the poverty of the poor. In line with the programme, in the last two months, across the country, the Federal Government has disbursed the sum of N58 billion Naira to the less privileged.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari will, Saturday, depart Paris for Durban, South Africa, at a special invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Naija News reports that Buhari is set to join other African leaders at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 2nd Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) 2021 which takes place on Monday.
This was made known in a statement sent to this online newspaper and signed by Buhari’s Media Adviser, Femi Adesina.
According to the presidency, the event, holding from November 15 to November 21, is being convened by the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIM) in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat.
The statement reads: “The theme of the Fair, Building Bridges for a Successful AfCFTA aims at boosting trade and investment across the African continent.
“It also promises to create the enabling environment for businesses to thrive across the African continent; bring to fruition the lofty ideas behind the creation of the AfCFTA by providing the platform to further identify and proffer solutions to challenges militating against intra-African trade and; generate market information needed to connect buyers and sellers throughout the continent.
“Global businesses including non-African international brands are expected to key into opportunities generated by the fair, thereby attracting for the continent trade and investment deals worth $40billion. Various Nigerian investors are already in Durban to take advantage of the event.”