The Federal Government says a total of 1.6 million poor households are currently benefitting from a bimonthly payment of N10,000 each as part of its plan to reduce hunger in the country.
Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour, Employment and Productivity, made this known during the 2023 international Workers’ Day celebrations at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Monday.
He also described the National Social Investment Programme of the current administration as the largest in Africa and one of the largest in the world
“In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the National Social Investment Programme, currently the largest of such programmes in Africa and one of the largest in the world. The National Social Register of Poor and Vulnerable Nigerians now has 32.6 million persons from more than seven million poor and vulnerable households, identified across 708 local government areas, 8,723 wards and 86,610 communities across the 36 states of the country and the FCT,” he said.
“From this number, 1.6 million poor and vulnerable households, comprising more than eight million individuals in 45,744 communities from 5,483 wards of 557 LGs in 35 states and the FCT, are currently benefiting from the Conditional Cash Transfer programme, which pays a bimonthly stipend of N10,000 per household,” he added.