The Cross River State Government today began the disbursement of #239,900,000 (Two Hundred and Thirty-nine Million, Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) by the Federal Government to give succor to poor and vulnerable households across the State.
This is sequel to the announcement by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, a week ago for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira) per household and the adoption of the World Bank certified Single Social Register by the State Government to ensure even distribution of relief materials and cash transfer.
“Today, the 596 beneficiary households from the 30 communities that make up the 13 wards in Odukpani LGA received their own tranche of the payment, as the same is being done simultaneously across the other 17 LGAs of the State.
Also, through the Special Top-Up Intervention Program, pregnant women, lactating mothers and mothers with children under-5 will receive #40,000 (Forty Thousand Naira) as a double of the N20,000 (Twenty Thousand Naira) accrued to them for an improved livelihood and general well-being.” -Dr. Inyang Asibong; Commissioner for International Development Cooperation.
According to the Commissioner for Humanity and Social Welfare, Hon. Blessing Egbara, the Eleven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety-five (11,995) beneficiary households across the State were mined by the Ministry of Humanity and Social Welfare from the World Bank Social Register domiciled in the Ministry of International Development Cooperation.
While Hon. Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr., Commissioner For Finance and Secretary of the CRS COVID-19 Task Force, asserted that the State Government is following the CCT disbursement with food items to further cushion the effect of the COVID-19 precautionary measures taken across the State.