Federal Government starts payment of 200,000 Nigerians through Cash Transfer
The Federal Government is set to commence cash payment to 200,000 Nigerians. The beneficiaries for National Social Safety Net Programme are urban poor senior citizens that do not have access to regular income and are impacted by COVID-19. See how to register online below.
This post is all about the ongoing Cash Transfer Programme by Federal Government, towards the end of this article you will know more about the programme and how to register online.
NCTO through the Household Uplifting Programme provides support for poor and vulnerable citizens through targeted cash transfers, capacity building, and coaching and mentoring and livelihood support.
FG begins payment of Cash Transfer Programme to 200,000 Nigerians Iorwa Apera, Coordinator, National Social Safety Net Programme, made the announcement on Monday in Abuja. The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management official said identified citizens were authenticated by their respective communities. Apera noted that 4 percent of 35 million poor and vulnerable persons in the national register in 36 states and the FCT were elderly persons. Two million individuals, categorised as senior citizens, were aggregated by location, education, age, status, disability and sxxx. Read More
Be part of this programme register now
With the State Cash Transfer Units (SCTUs) and Local Government Desk Offices (LGDOs) across the implementing states, NCTO is positioned to serve the poor and vulnerable better.
Social safety-nets are part of broader social protection systems comprising non-contributory transfers in cash or in kind, designed to provide support for the poor and vulnerable. Social safety-nets play a number of important roles. For example, they help alleviate poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition; they contribute by reducing inequality and boosting shared prosperity; they support households in coping with shocks; they help build human capital and connect people to job opportunities; and they are an important factor in shaping social contract between the government and citizens.
In Nigeria the flagship programs that are targeted to help the poor and vulnerable include: the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO), implementing cash transfers to targeted vulnerable households; Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operations (YESSO), supporting vulnerable youths with life skills trainings, grants and reorientation; and the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) providing grants to boost the development agenda of vulnerable communities. These programs were encapsulated in the Government of Nigeria National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP). Read More
How to Register for National Social Safety Net Programme
Interested applicants should –visit the prgoram Page https://ncto.gov.ng/
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