The Federal Government on Tuesday reached out to 5 , 000 indigent citizens drawn from 16 council areas of Ekiti State under its Cash Transfer Scheme targeted at fighting poverty .
Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi , disclosed that the beneficiaries received between N 20, 000 and N 60, 000 each .
Fayemi , represented by the Special Adviser, Office of Transformation and Delivery , Prof. Bolaji Aluko , who spoke at the inauguration of the National Conditional Cash Transfer programme executed in partnership with the Ekiti State Government , said the programme was to alleviate poverty level among poor Nigerians.
Fayemi said , “ This is part of the programmes packaged by President Muhammadu Buhari ’ s administration to uplift the standard of living of the poor masses and Ekiti people are benefiting owing to recognition of our strong support for the Federal Government .
“ A total of 5 , 000 indigent populace who had been captured and had been enlisted on a single register will benefit .
It is for the poorest of the poor and only those that deserve it will continue to enjoy it . ”
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