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Bauchi set to disburse FG’s CCT N5k stipends to about 11,000 beneficiaries

President Muhammadu Buhari, as promised during his campaign before been elected into Aso-Rock, begins the disbursement of N5, 000 stipends across selected states in Nigeria categorized as first batch.

Among the first batch is Bauchi State where no fewer than 10,800 poor people will soon benefit from the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in 360 communities State.

Special Adviser to Governor Mohammed Abubakar on Development Partners, Mr Mansur Soro, on Wednesday disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi.

Soro said each of the beneficiaries would receive N5, 000, saying that the disbursement would commence before the end of January.

He said the state team was on the field for biometric capturing of the beneficiaries, adding that they would access their funds through Guaranty Trust Bank.

“Bauchi was selected due to the existing social register that successfully identified the most vulnerable and poorest in the country through tested Community-Based Targeting (CBT).

“The beneficiaries were selected from Bauchi, Alkaleri, Tafawa Balawe, Dass, Ganjuwa, Gamawa, Giade, Jamare, Itas/Gadau, Misau, Katagum and Ningi local government areas,” he said.

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