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The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, launched the conditional cash transfer to 5,000 indigent citizens under the household uplifting programme initiated by the federal government.
The beneficiaries, who were drawn from the 16 local government areas of the state, received between N20, 000 and N60, 000, representing the up -to -date payment alongside the outstanding stipends.
The governor who spoke during the official launching of the scheme in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, said the programme was meant to alleviate the level of poverty and other attendant effects among poor Nigerians.
Fayemi, represented by the Special Adviser, Office of Transformation and Delivery, Prof Bolaji Aluko said: “This is parts of the programmes packaged by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to uplift the standard of living of the poor masses and Ekiti people are benefitting owing to recognition of our strong support for the FG.
“We decided to give you this cash at this time when COVID 19 scourge is rearing its ugly head , so that you can use the fund to support yourselves and prevent hunger, because the economy is presently facing challenges owing to lockdown pronouncement in Ekiti to stop the spread of the disease.
“A total of 5,000 indigent populace who had been captured and had been enlisted on a single register will benefit. It is for the poorest of the poor and only those that deserve it will continue to enjoy it.
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