The House of Representatives Raises Concerns Over Conditional Cash Transfer Program
In a recent turn of events, the House of Representatives has summoned Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, to provide crucial insights into the Federal Government’s conditional cash transfer program, aimed at assisting 15 million households. The House, through a motion of urgent public importance, has expressed deep concern regarding the handling of this program, highlighting issues of transparency that have given rise to fraudulent practices.
The primary focus of the House’s inquiry centers around the collection of data and the equitable distribution of the funds. With growing apprehension surrounding the effectiveness and fairness of this initiative, it has become essential for the government to address these concerns promptly.
President Bola Tinubu officially launched the “Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer” program in mid-October, which is intended to benefit 15 million households. This program, as announced during the President’s Independence Day broadcast on October 1, 2023, is aimed at supporting vulnerable citizens. Minister Betta Edu previously revealed that these 15 million households represent a staggering 62 million Nigerians and outlined a plan to provide each beneficiary with a monthly transfer of N25,000 for a duration of three months, totaling N75,000 per beneficiary.
The House of Representatives’ decision to summon Minister Betta Edu reflects their commitment to ensuring transparency and fairness in the distribution of funds to those in need. As the inquiry unfolds, it is expected that the Minister will provide valuable information that can address the concerns surrounding the conditional cash transfer program.
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