Aso Villa Reads for Mon. 30th August, 2021

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The Federal Government on Saturday resumed payment of stipends to over 4,000 beneficiaries in Akwa Ibom under the Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash Transfer. The HUP-CCT is managed by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. The Focal Person for the National Social Investment Programme in Akwa Ibom, Dr Godwin Akpan, said that the disbursements were made in Ukanafun and Oruk Anam Local Government Areas simultaneously and would cover seven other LGAs.[Punch]

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Plc has launched the NIRSAL Farmers’ Business School (NFBS) to provide convenient, bespoke training on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to Smallholder Farmers (SHFs) who crave improved access to vital information critical to the success of primary production cycles. Managing Director/Chief Executive, NIRSAL, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed, at the launch in Abuja, described the solution as a conduit through which its interactions with farmers and other agricultural value chain stakeholders could be carried on seamlessly and cost-effective and ensure prompt dissemination of vital weather information to farmers in the fields as they become available.[This Day]

The federal government has launched the Household Uplifting Programme Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP-CCT) by making cash payments to 23,893 beneficiaries in three Federal Capital Territory Area Councils. The Area Councils are Abaji, Kwali and Kuje. The programme is administered under the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) to deliver financial support to poor and vulnerable households nationwide. The HUP-CCT is one of the components of the National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP) which is a partnership between the federal government and World Bank. [This Day]

THE Federal Government has earmarked a sum of N8.5billion for distribution to beneficiaries under its Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme to lift over 144, 000 households out of poverty in Katsina State. Coordinator of the scheme in Katsina State, Alhaji Shafi’u Abdullahi, gave the figure in an interview with the News Agency of (NAN) on Friday in Katsina. Abdullahi said that the money would be shared to the beneficiaries in two phases. “Right now that I am speaking to you, we are sharing the money under the Phase One of the programme. [The Nation]

The Federal Government, on Friday, began disbursement of monthly stipend of N5,000 to the poor and the vulnerable in Ogun, under its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme. The Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs in Ogun, Mr Femi Ogunbanwo, at the flag-off of the programme at Odeda Local Government Area, said that a total of 9,593 people would benefit from the gesture in Ogun.[Guardian]