In The Last 2 Months, The FG Has Disbursed N58Billions To The Less Privileged- Halima Shehu

Halima Shehu, National Coordinator of Household Uplifting Programme, Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP – CCT) speaking in Yola disclosed that the Federal Government has in the last two months disbursed N58billion to the less privileged.

She also revealed that the programme is directed mainly at people who live in rural areas where poverty and hunger are on the rise, adding that it was initiated to support development objectives with the priority of improving households’ consumption.

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.”

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