The federal government says no fewer than 34, 000 destitute in Jigawa State in the last three months get N5,000 from its special intervention, Conditional Cash Transfer Programme monthly.
The national coordinator of the programme, Mrs. Temitope Sinkaiye disclosed this to newsmen in Dutse, the state capital.
Sinkaye also spoke of plan by the FG to increase the handouts by 100 percent in the not too far distant future, and went into details of the programme ,saying it is in three components with each state having the option to pick one.
According to her: “The federal government has released over N420 million every month since the programme took off in September in the state. It is in three component, the cash transfer for consumption, training on livelihood activities and Top-Up, if all the projects fully commence the amount will be increased to N10,000 for each beneficiary monthly.
“On the one component of the programme that is Top-up any state will choose one of the human sectors to engage on, so Jigawa selected Health as its area of deficiency that it would like to address the issues of maternal and child health care in the state.
“Under this Top-up where the state selected health as the area of deficiency and to focus on maternal and child health care, every beneficiary must be fully and frequent on safe motherhood and rotten immunisation before benefiting the additional N5,000.
“For Health, the condition is basically, the woman is attending anti-natal and post-natal and the child is receiving all the immunisation.”