Poverty alleviation: Abia to pay beneficiaries 11 months arrears


Abia State Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu

By Ijendu Iheaka

Abia Commissioner for Cooperatives, Rural Development and Poverty Reduction, Prince Ezekwesiri Ananaba says about 9,300 people in six local governments will be paid arrears of Household Upliftment Programme (HUP) in December.

He said the arrears to the beneficiaries of the programme would be paid them from February to December 2019.

Ezekwesiri disclosed this on Monday in Aba an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO) end of year meeting.

He said the meeting was held to address the issues arising from the programme implementation.

The commissioner, who lauded the initiative, urged the poor and vulnerable residents to go and register en masse in the programme stressing that it would reduce poverty in Abia.

According to him, the NCTO is the intervention arm of the National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP) which facilitates cash transfers and capacity building of…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria