By Ali Abare, Lafia.
Engineer Sule announced that, after the beneficiaries receive their 13th and 14th payment, the state government will pay them another two months instalments by the end of August. Also, benefiacries will receive another three months payment by the end of next month.
He said that, the initiative was the domestication the conditional cash transfer started in 2013 by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, where beneficiaries recieve monthly transfer of N10, 000 to enable them engage in economic ventures to better their lives.
While assuring the beneficiaries of completing the payments for the remaining duration, he however urged them to utilize the opportunity by using the accumulated payments as capital to start a business.
“This is not a decision taken because of politics but our determination to impact on the lives of the less privileged members of the society. We are all aware of the harsh economic situation and we are doing this with the fear of God,” he stated.
Earlier, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Humanitarian Affairs/ Focal Person Social Investment Programme (SIP), Hon Imran Usman Jibrin, said his agency is determined to impact on the lives of less privileged members of the society.
Also, in a welcome address, Chairman, Lafia Local Government Area, Hon Aminu Muazu Maifata, appreciated Engineer Sule for embarking on a project that is impacting positively on the lives of the less privileged members of the council.
The event was witnessed by the state Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Barrister Mohammed Ubandoma Aliyu, Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Rufai Ibrahim, amongst other top government functionaries.