The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) disbursement of N1.5bn earlier scheduled for Monday in Kogi State, has been postponed to a yet to be disclosed date.
Mr. Abdulkareem Onyekehi who is the State Focsl Person on the National Social Investment Program (NSIP) disclosed this while giving reasons for the reschedule.
Onyekehi explained that the disbursement was suspended because of the N-Power Batch C Stream one, as well as the flag off of GEEP 2.0 by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq.
According to him, the events slated for August 23rd and 24th rallied all the state Focal Persons and other key officials of the NSIP.
He further disclosed that the sum of twenty thousand Naira each for four months backlogs of January to April 2021 to over seventy-four thousand poor and vulnerable women in rural communities, would be disbursed by the Federal Government under close supervision of (NSIP).
Onyekehi who is also the Special Adviser Adviser to Governor Yahaya Bello on Special Projects added that the number of beneficiaries in Kogi State had been increased to 74,101.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for initiating such a lofty program to alleviate poverty as well as Governor Yahaya Bello who perfectly keyed into it by funding the office and as well provide the logistics for smooth running of the office.