Halima Shehu, the National Coordinator, National Social Investment Programme Agency, NSIPA, has reaffirmed its resolve to ensure accountability and transparency in the implementation of the 800 million dollar World Bank Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, programme.
She gave the assurance at a news conference in Abuja on Sunday, while giving update on the role of the NSIPA in poverty alleviation under President Bola Tibubu’s ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’.
She said the programme was designed for the poorest Nigerians across the country, the Almajiri, and out-of-school children under the National Home-Grown School Feeding.
According to her, it is a fully funded project by the World Bank, adding that the project was currently working with $800 million.
She said beneficiaries are being captured through a National Social Register sourced from the social registers of the 36 states and the FCT.
“So, a collection of 36 states and FCT social register makes up the National Social Register.
“Most people in the National Social Register are either rural poor, or urban poor. So, the office that is charged with the delivery of this cash, which is the National Cash Transfer Office mines the beneficiaries out of the social register.
“Most of the people in the National Social Register are not known to any political person. They are Nigerians that deserve to benefit from the grant and that is why no list is being collected by anybody,” she said.