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WE DISTRIBUTED N193 BILLION TO EXPECTANT MOMS AND NURSING MOTHERS IN SEVEN MONTHS

WE DISTRIBUTED N193 BILLION TO EXPECTANT MOMS AND NURSING MOTHERS IN SEVEN MONTHS

The Jigawa State government claims that between November 2021 and June of this year, it spent N192.96 billion implementing its Maternal and Child Cash Transfer (MCCT) program 2022.

Ibrahim Rabakaya, executive secretary, Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board, disclosed this during a three-day validation of Kaduna state’s Graduation Youth-Focused Social Protection programme on Wednesday in Kano……..Continue Reading

Mr Rabakaya said the programme was introduced in 2021 based on the successes of the cash transfer programme that was implemented in the state by a Non-Governmental Organisation, Action Against Hunger (AAH). He explained that the MCCT, which was implemented under the Child Development Grant programme, provided the needed evidence about the effectiveness of cash transfer in addressing poverty and vulnerability.
This information was provided at a three-day validation of Kaduna state’s Graduation Youth-Focused Social Protection program on Wednesday in Kano by Ibrahim Rabakaya, executive secretary of the Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board.

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According to Mr. Rabakaya, the program was launched in 2021 as a result of the success of the cash transfer program that an NGO called Action Against Hunger had executed in the state (AAH). He explained that the MCCT, which was implemented under the Child Development Grant programme, provided the needed evidence about the effectiveness of cash transfer in addressing poverty and vulnerability.

According to Mr. Rabakaya, the initiative targeted 5,740 pregnant and nursing women for conditional cash transfers across the state’s 287 parliamentary wards.

He also said that in order to combat stunting in children under the age of five, 20 recipients were chosen from each of the 287 parliamentary wards. Every 5,740 beneficiaries received 32,000, N4,000 every month from November 2021 to June 2022, totaling N185.68 billion, according to Mr. Rabakaya.

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He stated that N4 million was spent on extra fees, N688.8 million was spent on bank fees, and N4.59 million was spent on ATM cards. However, 172 beneficiaries had problems with their Bank Verification Number, and their payment was unsuccessful. He added that they would receive payment as soon as the problem was fixed.

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