Katsina State is the highest recipient of the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer programme, International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) has revealed.
According to an infographic published by the ICIR on states captured in the CCT scheme and their respective number of beneficiaries as of April 9, 2020, Kastina had highest number beneficiaries of 133, 227, followed by by Zamfara and Jigawa.
The Infographic reveals Zamfara, Jigawa, Kano, Plateau, Kebbi, Kogi, and Benue states had 130,764; 99,044; 84,148; 78,430; 76,026; 62,129; and 58,943 beneficiaries respectively.
Nasarawa, Kaduna, Kwara, Gombe, Akwa Ibom, Yobe, and Bauchi states had 48,687; 35,384; 32,218; 26,532; 24,929; 24,814; and 23,305 beneficiaries respectively.
The number of beneficiaries in the Federal Capital Territory, Niger, Taraba, Adamawa, Osun, Oyo, and Cross River states were 20,129; 19,898; 17,803; 16,988; 15,572; 13,811; and 11,998 respectively.
For Edo, Bayelsa, Rivers, Abia, Anambra, and Imo states, the number of beneficiaries were 11,368; 9,805; 9,596; 9,347; 8,105; and 7,220 respectively, while Lagos, Delta and Borno states had zero beneficiaries.
The infographic, which was created on April 11, 2020, stated its source as the National Cash Transfer Office and revealed that 1,126,211 households were currently benefiting from the CCT programme.
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