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Conditional cash transfer beneficiaries save up to N8m in 10 months in Bogoro LGA

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Beneficiaries of the Federal Government-sponsored Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State have reportedly saved up to N8 million between January and October, this year.

The revelation was made on Monday by the coordinator of the scheme in the area, Mr Dinda Tsapta, while speaking with journalists in Bogoro, the local government headquarters.

Tsapta informed that the amount was saved by the beneficiaries through joint contribution, Adashe, with a view to assisting them live a productive life after graduating from the programme.

The coordinator said a total of 785 households selected from 123 communities were currently benefitting from the scheme, adding that 13 new communities had also been enrolled.

Tsapta submitted that the cash transfer programme had impacted positively on many of the participating households as many of them were now not only involved in small scale businesses but also participated in economic activities.

He then expressed gratitude to the chairman, Bogoro LGA, Honourable Iliya Habila and the state office of the scheme for sustaining the scheme and their commitments to the welfare of the citizens, particularly the vulnerable in the society.

In another development, about 527 indigenes of Bogoro LGA have been enrolled in the N-Power C-stream One programme.

This was made known by the Education Secretary in the local government area, Mr Saul Mamman, during a meeting with the chairman, Hon Habila.

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He informed that the enrollees were made up of 257 candidates for N-Teach, while 40, 23 and 10 were for N-Health, N-Agro and N-Creative respectively, adding that 20 persons did not turn up for the screening.

He then thanked Habila for supporting the Local Education Authority (LEA) by providing the enabling environment for the successful completion of the screening exercise.

While saying that education in the area is being faced with numerous challenges ranging from inadequate teaching staff, poor funding to logistics, the chairman promptly intervened to save the LEA from imminent collapse.

He, however, assured that teachers in both primary schools and upper basic in the area would not relent in the discharge of their duties.

In his response, Habila said his commitment to lifting the standard of education and the promotion of staff welfare would never diminish.

He directed the Education Secretary to ensure all those enrolled as N-Power teachers report to their various places of work without any delay.

Habila then warned that action will be taken against any of the N-Power candidates who fail to perform their duty appropriately or are found to have secured another job elsewhere.


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