The federal government has insisted on digitalisation of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme, saying it is one of the top priorities of the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development since its creation by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who disclosed this during her visit to state governors for CCT programme and distribution of relief materials across the country, said digital pilot programme has been carried out in six states so far.
“It is important to highlight that since the creation of the ministry, we have piloted digital payment in six states and part of the overhaul of the CCT program is transitioning to digital payments across all participating states. This is a priority and we are actively working to transform the mode of payment across all the states“, she said.
The minister explained that the Conditional Cash Transfer program has so far distributed N20,000 each to 110,202 existing beneficiaries on the National Social Register in seven states, adding that payment will commence in 17 additional states.