Conditional Cash Transfer: We Are Scrutinizing National Social Register- Senate

The Nigerian House of Senate has said it is going through the Social Register currently being used for the disbursement of the Federal Government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to the poor across the country.

This was disclosed to journalists on Monday in Abuja by the Chairman Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Yusuf Yusuf. He said the purpose of the scrutiny was to ascertain the authenticity of the register and the make up of those currently benefiting from the transfer.

Yusuf added that there are obvious lapses in the register.

He said: “Under the SIP, there are the households benefiting from the Conditional Cash Transfers. However, I’m not satisfied and to be honest, it is not an easy thing to do at this material time.

“The SIP has what they call a National Social Register. We’re trying to scrutinise that register to find out really, who are they (beneficiaries)? How did they come about the list?”

President Buhari only just added 1 million households to the current register which stood at 2.6million.

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