Enrollment for conditional cash transfer begins in Kwara

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By Kayode Abdulazeez, Ilorin

Kwara State Cash Transfer Unit (Kw-SCTU) has kick-started the enrollment process for the Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer Program, a National Social Safety Net project scale-up (NASSP-SU), aligning with the Renewed Hope Agenda of the President Bola Tinubu led administration.

The initiative which aims to bring financial relief to vulnerable citizens in the state is targeting over 105,000 households across the 16 local government areas in the state.

According to the statement by the National Program Manager, Dr Micheal Ajuluchuku, the enrollment targets 68,653 individuals from the National Social Register (NSR) and an additional 36,722 beneficiaries from the Rapid Response Register (RRR).

Added that the enrollment is actively taking place in all the 16 LGAs and the 193 wards in 6731 communities across the state.

The State Program Manager, Dr. Aminah Yahaya also urged beneficiaries to provide their National Identification Numbers (NIN) during the enrollment process to meet the eligibility criteria for opening bank accounts in fulfillment of the recent Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directives, tasked those who have not registered for NIN to do so.

“Individuals on the disclosure list should also come along with means of identification to authenticate their identity for enrollment.

“All beneficiaries will be paid through their bank accounts. Those with existing bank accounts will be paid through their accounts while new accounts will be opened by the program for those that do not have accounts.

“This strategy will help to ensure all beneficiaries are financially included in the program.

“Each beneficiary will receive ₦25,000 per circle, for three payment circles, culminating in a total financial support of ₦75,000.

“The financial assistance is to make a significant impact on the lives of the beneficiaries, contributing to their well-being and resilience due to the hardship caused by the current economic situation in the country, she said.

She, also called on people to visit their communities to enquire if their community is part of the current disclosure and check their names on the disclosure list which is often displayed in the community leader’s house or any place chosen by the community for easy access and convenience of the members to get enrolled.

Stated that the office of the Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer and the local government desk offices can be reached for any complaints or grievances that may arise from individuals during the enrollment process.

Said they can also be reached on their toll-free lines which are displayed in communities for immediate resolution.

The enrollment exercise which began last week Wednesday is going to last for ten days.