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The Taraba state Unit​ Head of the federal government conditional cash transfer,​ Mr. Skepra Useni said that 21, 797 less privileged people have been enrolled to benefit from​ the federal government cash transfer scheme in the state.


The National Cash Transfer Programme​ was introduced by President​ Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 to provide stipends to most poorest and vulnerable Nigerians.


Usani, who stated this in Jalingo while speaking with journalists said only 17,803 poor people in state​ were engaged in past.


He added that with the enrollment of​ 21, 797 and the existing 17, 803, Taraba now has 39,600​ on the scheme.


He noted that a lot have been achieved since the commencement of the program.


He stressed​ that many poor​ people have come out of poverty through the N5, 000 monthly stipends they get from​ the federal government.


"In fact, as we speak,​ we have tried and put beneficiary through what we called Savings and Mobilization Training (SMT) where we trained them.


In that process,​ some saved N2, 000, some N3, 000 and many of them made money out of it and some are employers of labour today" he said.


According to him,​ a lady in a group of ten people who decided to make a contribution of N10,000 received a contribution of N100, 000 and she is today engaged in pop corn​ business in Gembu, Sardauna LGA of the state.


He expressed happiness that from the little start up, she now ​makes profit of N30,000 to N40,000 daily.


"Today, even people from the Republic of Cameroon use to book for her​ pop corn.


she​ produce​ five to six bags in a day and​ it is​ not a small money she makes now.


Through​ the business,​ she has about ten people that she employed and are currently working under her" he added.


He lauded the federal government for initiating the cast transfer program, and called on​ beneficiaries to on​ their own​ do their best to​ ensure that the little stipends given to them is being utilize to achieve the set objective.


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