The federal government says it is targeting 15 million poor and vulnerable households nationwide for its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme.
The CCT programme aims to improve household consumption, increase the utilisation of health and nutrition services, and improve school enrollment and attendance.
Humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation minister Betta Edu stated this in Abuja during an interactive session with journalists.
Ms Edu said the ministry held discussions with the World Bank to facilitate the CCT implementation.
“Eradicating poverty is one of the eight-point agenda of the president. I met with the World Bank, and we had very good deliberations. By the grace of God, once we get approval from the president, we will be reaching out to 15 million households,” Ms Edu explained. “It is an average of 5.7 persons per household.”
The humanitarian and poverty minister assured Nigerians of speedy implementation once the Federal Executive Council approves the request.
“We are presenting the memo to the Federal Executive Council on Monday, and once we get the approval, we will swing into action,” she promised. “We will be coming up with our full agenda for the ministry and what we want to do for Nigerians. The target is to eradicate poverty by 2030, and President Tinubu is committed to this.”