The Federal Government has paid the May and June stipends to 34,300 Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) beneficiaries in Kwara.

The Kwara Cash Transfer Head of Unit, Dr Aminah Yahaya, disclosed this in an interview with the newsmen in Ilorin on Thursday.

According to her, the commitment of National Programme Coordinator of CCT, Hajiya Halima Shehu to clear the backlogs of payments to beneficiaries of the National Cash Transfer Programme (NCTP) was in tandem with the mandate of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHDSD), Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruq to lift 100 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty.

She said “Following the approval for fund by (FMHDSD), 34,300 beneficiaries in Kwara trooped out in their numbers to access their bi-monthly stipends of N10,000 for the month of May and June.

“The payment exercise took place across the 16 local government Areas of the state” Dr Yahaya said.

She noted that, the disbursement had started since Tuesday, Oct. 12, and 34,300 beneficiaries have received N10,000 each in all LGAs.

Dr Yahaya also explained that the N10,000 was payment for 2 months stipends of N5,000 monthly for May and June, 2021.

Kwara, she noted, has practicalized digital imbursement to beneficiaries in the state for 2 payment circles in a roll successfully.

“The digital mode of payment allowed many beneficiaries to be paid seamlessly without difficulty.” She said.

Some of the beneficiaries in separate interviews, commended Federal Government for the action.

One of them, Mrs Lydia Adebayo expressed her delight over the new payment system which is better, safer and risk free when compared to the old payment system where beneficiaries will be left in the sun for hours before being attended to.

Another beneficiary, Aminat Abdulkadir, thanked the federal government for making her to feel the impact of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government dividend of democracy.

She explained that she preferred the digital payment system over the previous one. “The process is fast, it also allows direct payment into one’s bank account.”

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