The Lagos State Government has okayed creation of the State Cash Transfer Unit (SCTU) for the National Cash Transfer programme.
Confirming the development on Thursday, the State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, gave details of the programme, while giving a breakdown of her ministry’s activities for the last one year, to commemorate Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s first anniversary.
According to the Nation, She said in a matter of weeks, the payment of the beneficiaries cleared in the first phase of the programme would commence.
About 8,147 beneficiaries from the Social Register of poor and vulnerable households are from six local government areas and 40 wards.
She revealed that the conditional cash transfer of N5,000 will be paid per household monthly in the first phase.
The cleared beneficiaries are from Amuwo Odofin, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju Lekki and Lagos Island.