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Reps Summon Betta Edu Over Cash Transfer Programme

The House of Representatives has called Betta Edu, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, to inform the chamber of the progress of the Federal Government’s 15 million-household conditional cash transfer program.

In a vote of urgent public concern on Tuesday, the House voiced concerns with the way the initiative was being handled.

The House raised concerns about the program’s lack of openness, which has resulted in dishonest behavior.

The minister is expected to provide specifics about the data collection and funding allocation.

President Bola Tinubu introduced the Renewed Hope Conditional Cash Transfer program for 15 million families in the middle of October.

The cash transfer scheme, which the President indicated will target poor residents, was launched in his first Independence Day broadcast to Nigerians on October 1, 2023.

According to the minister of humanitarian affairs, there are 62 million Nigerians among the 15 million families.

She had promised to distribute N25,000 to each beneficiary on a monthly basis for three months, totaling N75,000 for each beneficiary.

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