Ogun Reads Riot Act to Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer Facilitators

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Ogun State Government has officially commenced the training of facilitators for the Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer across the 20 Local Government Areas of the State.

Addressing the trainees in Abeokuta, the Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mrs Funmilayo Efuwape said the training was necessary to enhance the process for the disbursement of the Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer (RH-CCT) to the most vulnerable indigents in the State.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Lateef Benson, the Commissioner said the facilitators would be equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills to sensitise the communities and beneficiaries, while ensuring the enrolment of the poor and vulnerable households into the RH-CCT programme.

She commended President Bola Tinubu for expanding the initiative to cover all the 20 local government areas of the state, unlike the previous scheme that covered only 6 council areas.

“Before now, we used to have an epileptic cash transfer to the beneficiaries and only 6 LGAs were taken but with President Tinubu, the programme is now scaled up to all the 20 LGAs across the State.

“I am so delighted because this programme is aimed at alleviating poverty, touching the vulnerable and also poorest of the poor,” she said.

She urged the facilitators to equip themselves with good communication skills to help them interact professionally with the beneficiaries to avoid hitches in the process.

The Commissioner also urged them to be judicious with the grant that would be given to them, urging them to start up small scale businesses that would uplift them from their present financial state.

The State Programme Manager for RHCCT, Mrs Funmi Bakers who pledged the successful implementation of the programme also applauded the Federal Government for scaling up of the programme to accommodate the 20 LGAs and commended Governor Dapo Abiodun’s administration for promoting the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) in the state.

Mrs Bakers cautioned the facilitators against sharp practices, including extorting money from the beneficiaries before of the programme, warning that those caught in the act would face severe sanctions.

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