FG announces N25,000 grant for vulnerable pensioners
The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Scheme of the Federal Government will provide special grants of N25,000 to the nation’s most vulnerable retirees.
This was stated by Dr. Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, during a meeting in Abuja with the NLC’s president, Joe Ajaero, and other NLC leaders.
“President Bola Tinubu mentioned very clearly that vulnerable pensioners should be immediately captured on the National Social Register and benefit from the CCT.
“As part of social safety net, this was made clear in his speech on Independence Day where he committed 25000 Naira for 15million household for three months”, she said.
Edu informed the union’s leadership that the strategy for “renewed hope” included a desire to increase the size of the national social register in order to include vulnerable pensioners in the CCT program.
She urged the NLC to assist in accelerating the process of gathering data on potential vulnerable pensioner beneficiaries so they could begin receiving CCT.
“I want us to fast-track this so that we are sure the expected beneficiaries can start receiving their stipends from next month, which is November,” Edu said.
The minister praised Ajaero for his dedication to the group.
She believed that it took all of us working together to advance Nigeria.
She asked NLC leadership to maintain their faith in the Tinubu Administration as a result.