13,000 Families to Receive N5,000 Monthly Stipend in Anambra State

In a bid to alleviate poverty for the poorest and vulnerable in the society, at least 13, 000 households in Anambra will receive monthly stipends, the deputy focal person responsible for Social Investment Programme reveals.

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According to a new report by Vanguard, no less than 13, 000 households in Anambra State have been shortlisted for the N5, 000 monthly stipends in the money transfer programme initiative for the poor and vulnerable in the state.

The programme is one of the Federal Government’s initiative under the Social Investment Programme, SIP, targeted at alleviating poverty for the poorest and vulnerable in the society.

Deputy focal person in control of SIP in the state, Lady Chinwe Iwuchukwu, said in Awka that no fewer than 100 facilitators have already been recruited to make sure that the beneficiaries received their stipends at their door steps.

At a two-day step down training programme for municipality cash transfer facilitators in the state, Iwuchukwu, who’s the Senior Special Assistant on Donor Agencies to Governor Willie Obiano, reaffirmed the willingness of the state government to participate efficiently in such initiatives that could benefit Anambra people.

National Training Officer of the programme, Mr. Kola Solomon, observed that Anambra State was the first state in the South-East to start out the programme and commended the state governor for running people friendly administration.

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