Nigeria: Gombe Begins Training Of Facilitators For Cash Transfer

 By Auwal Ahmad
Gombe (Nigeria) — As part of the effort to address poverty at the grassroots, Gombe State Cash Transfer Unit in conjunction with the National Cash Transfer Office Abuja has commence the training of 30 facilitators from all the electoral wards of three Local Government Areas of Balanga, Nafada and Yamaltu-Deba.
Speaking during the two-day step down training on Tuesday, the State Desk Officer of the programme, Umar Baba Kumo, said the beneficiaries, after selection, will earn a N5, 000 monthly allowance in different categories aimed at supporting them and help them create wealth for themselves.
Speaking, the State focal Person in the Presidency on Social Investment Programme and Special Adviser to the Gombe state Governor, Maryam Mele, said the programme is aimed at addressing poverty and assured that many of such programmes will soon take up in Gombe State, including the school feeding programme which is already ongoing in some States.
In their various good will messages, the Commissioners for Economic Planning, as well as that of Community Development and Poverty Alleviation who were represented by their Permanent Secretaries, commended the Gombe State Government for fulfilling all it takes to ensure the take-off of the programme in the State.
According to the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Economic Planning, Stephen Ayuba, the Federal Government and most especially, the Gombe State Government have taken the programme seriously which is evidenced its take-off.
Speaking on behalf of the three Local Government Chairmen, the Chairman of Yamaltu-Deba Local Government Area, Haruna Samanja, commended the Federal and State Governments for commencing the programmes in their localities and called on the participants to conduct themselves very well.
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