Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has disclosed that members of the same family cannot benefit from the conditional cash transfer of the federal government.
She also stated that a total of 279 trucks of grains have been deployed to the frontline states on lockdown by President Muhammadu Buhari, The PUNCH reports.
She further said that the government is focusing on digitalising the CCT scheme, and is getting the Bank Verification Number (BVN) of beneficiaries, as well as their mobile phone contacts, to improve on the transparency of the process.
“This is near impossible because the process involved is a very tedious one, where all critical stakeholders in the community are involved.
“The faith-based organisations, leaders of the community and other stakeholders are the ones who came up with the list of those to benefit from the intervention in that particular community.”
She added: “And if you go through the list, every particular household must be captured in all three or four of the lists being managed by that community.
“So it is almost impossible for the same members of a household to get this intervention.”
The minister noted that her ministry will look into the matter, in which two persons from a family cannot benefit from the social programme, but insisted that it will be “highly impossible”.