29 June 2012

Nigeria: Bauchi Earmarks N315 Million for Poverty Eradication

Bauchi — The Bauchi State government has approved N315 million under the Millennium Development Goals Conditional Cash Transfer project aimed at eradicating poverty in 2000 households.

Chairman of the state's implementation committee of the programme, Alhaji Aminu Hammayo, while inaugurating the state and local government committees on the project yesterday said, "The CCT project is an intervention mechanism to assist identified poor households to build assets by means of investment in human capital.

The purpose of the programme is to address the intergenerational transmission of poverty and foster social inclusion by targeting the poor."

The commissioner added that additional committees will be set up at various levels to oversee the implementation of the programme, including selection of beneficiaries in a free, fair, just and equitable manner. Permanent Secretary of the MDGs, Alhaji Sambo Umar Jumbure, reiterated the commitment of the MDGS to eradicate poverty, hunger and combat HIV /AIDS.

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