Governor Bababjide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, on Thursday, revealed that about 11, 000 vulnerable residents of the state had benefitted from the Conditional Cash Transfer initiative of the state government designed to ameliorate poverty in the state.
Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at his interactive session with beneficiaries of the National Social Investment programme in Lagos State, organised by the state’s Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment held on Thursday at the Nigerian Police College, Ikeja, the state capital.
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He said the programme, has continued to make positive impact in the lives of the beneficiaries and the economy across the country, and has created opportunities in the chain of service providers including farmers and caterers who are actively engaged to ensure steady supply of nutritive diet to our pupils.
The governor further said his administration commenced the implementation of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme in April, 2020 amidst COVID-19 pandemic so to reduce the sufferings of the poor and vulnerable citizens in Lagos State, adding that over 11,000 households across 12 LGAs/LCDAs have been enrolled under the programme.
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He promised to continue to collaborate with the federal government through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and other relevant stakeholders to ensure that Lagosians receive a fair share of these Social Intervention Programmes .
In her address, the state’s commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke lauded the selective beneficiaries of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) for attending the session.
She said, the programme was the result of the great humanitarian strides and efforts of Governor Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu and particularly his compassionate heart towards the downtrodden, vulnerable and indigent citizens in the state.