Empowerment: Osun residents jubilate as FG begins disbursement of Conditional Cash Transfer
….. 15,000 people will benefit from the scheme — govt
of State of Osun jubilated on Tuesday as the Federal Government begins the
distribution of Conditional Cash Transfer aimed at alleviating poverty and
eliminating hunger in the country.
which the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari began in 2016, was
designed to empower the citizens, particularly the less-privileged and the
downtrodden in the country.
The scheme was
also designed to support the needy most especially those who couldn’t raise
anything as capital to begin small and medium scale enterprises.
certified as one of the piloting states due to the successes that the State
Government made on its social investment programmes.
The State has
been benefitting largely from the scheme as part of supports being received
from the Federal Government.
beneficiaries of the scheme who had besieged the Secretariats of Orolu and
Irepodun Local Government Areas, expressed satisfaction with the process of
Some of the
enthusiastic beneficiaries who couldn’t hold their excitement commended the
administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola
for being committed to the people’s welfare and well-being.
lauded the scheme included Mr. Olalekan Rahman, Mr. Sefiu Ishola, Mrs.
Akintunde Kafayat, Mrs. Asiat Yinusa, Mrs Kilani Rukayat and Mrs Adeagbo
They said the
scheme had contributed meaningful to their lives since its commencement.
profound gratitude to the government for counting them worthy to benefit from
the scheme just as they promised to continue to use the stipend for the purpose
it was meant.
Adviser to the Governor on Environment and Sanitation, Hon. Rufus Oyegbile,
commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for
sustaining the scheme since its inauguration.
He said the
administration of President Buhari had demonstrated clearly what leadership was
all about going by the myriad of social protection programmes implemented so
represented the Governor, said he came purposely to attest to the fact that the
funds get to the targeted beneficiaries.
that 15,000 beneficiaries had been captured to benefit from the scheme across
According to him,
the beneficiaries are the vulnerable citizens, including the aged, the
less-privileged and the poorest of the poor whose bio-metric data had
been captured in the social registers of the State.
expressed delight in the method applied by the supervisors of the scheme which
he said would help to ensure a hitch-free, transparent and smooth distribution
the beneficiaries to continue to use the funds judiciously by applying it on
things that would have multiplier effects.
on beneficiaries to use the money to form cooperatives and engage in productive
activities such as agriculture activities, trade activities and a lot more.
The Chairman of
Orolu Local Government, Hon. Benson Ojo; his counterparts in Irepodun Local
Government, Hon. Abayomi Oyedeji; and Hon. Adekunle Oloyede of Irepodun South
LCDA, lauded the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for coming up
with a life-changing and life-lifting programme capable of taking the
beneficiaries out of poverty and hunger.
lauded Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for taking the welfare of the citizens as
bosses who educated the beneficiaries on the need to do away with frivolities
said the funds being disbursed were part of the looted funds recovered from the
looters of the previous administrations in the country.
They sought for
the continued support from the residents saying, “the best thing we can do
to support the government is to key into its laudable vision, policies and
Coordinator of Cash Transfer Unit of Irepodun Local Government, Mrs. Olawoye
Ibironke debunked the insinuations that the process was skewed to favour
She said 713
beneficiaries are expected to benefit from the scheme in the Council.
Ibironke confirmed the
seamless, transparent and open distribution process of the whole exercise.