A total of 9,588 residents drawn from six LGAs in Rivers are said to have benefited from the federal government’s Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash-Transfer (HUP-CCT).
The Grievance Redress Officer (GRO) for Okrika LGA, Diamond Tamunotubo, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okirika during the disbursement of the fund in the area.
The Rivers beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer which began in 2019, are drawn from Okirika, Akuku-Toru, Degema, Ogu/Bolo, Tai and Khana local government areas.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under which the programme is run, in collaboration with some banks, made payments to the beneficiaries in arrears from December 10 to December 24.
“The payment is done monthly and in streams. The payment being made at present is for batches 10 and 13 with N10,000 being paid to each of the 1,731 persons in Okirika area.
“We initially had challenge in the app configuration which was later resolved. We are also managing to made the beneficiaries conduct themselves well,” Mr Tamunotubo said.