FG kicks-off conditional cash grants in Cross Rivers state, targets 36,000 beneficiaries

FG kicks off chas grants in Cross Rivers state, targets 36,000 beneficiaries

 

The Federal Government has flagged-off the Conditional Cash Transfer programme in Cross River State.

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National Women leader of the All Progressives Congress APC, Dr Betta Edu commended the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Social Welfare and Disaster Management, Hon Sadiya Farouk on the successful flag-off of the programme which took place in Calabar, the state capital.

The team, led by the Honourable Minister Sadiya Farouk, APC National Women leader, Dr Betta Edu. paid a courtesy call to the executive Governor of the state, Sen Ben Ayade.

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 FG kicks off chas grants in Cross Rivers state, targets 36,000 beneficiaries  FG kicks off chas grants in Cross Rivers state, targets 36,000 beneficiaries

Hon Blessing Egbara, Cross River State Commissioner for Humanity and Social Welfare Services, SSG, Chairmen of Council, were among  dignitaries that attended the programme

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The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) provided by the APC government under President Muhammadu Buhari  is designed to support those within the lowest poverty brackets with the primary aim of giving them a new lease of life and reduce poverty in the country.

While speaking, Dr Betta Edu harped on the importance of empowering women which is a recipe for building the family and laying a solid foundation for a viable society.

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She highlighted reasons why women should come out in large numbers to canvass votes for the APC’s Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the  party will do even more to maintain its social contract with the people.

The Minister urged beneficiaries to take advantage of the cash grant given to them and use it judiciously to lift their business and grow.

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Already many lives, business, small and medium scale have been started through the various interventions of the Ministry.

Betta Edu also thanked Gov Ben Ayade for creating the state Ministry of Humanity and Social Welfare services, through which thousands of people in the state have benefited from Federal Government Humanitarian Programmes and other impactful programs of the government.

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While speaking at the event, Ayade stated that the Calachika chicken processing plant, the noodles factory and the vitaminised rice mill established by his administration were geared towards complementing the National Social Safety Nets Project under which the school feeding programme runs.

The governor appealed to the federal government to factor in factories built by his administration in the school feeding programme by patronising its products which will boost capacity and viability of the factories.

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