About 372 Saving Group Mobilization, SGM, Facilitators in Eleven Local Government Areas of Plateau are undergoing training on how to educate and enlighten beneficiaries of Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, method of coming together themselves into an association.
The Executive Assistant to Gov. Simon Lalong on Special Intervention Programmes (SIP) Dr. Sumaye Hamza has charged all the facilitators of Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs to use their knowledge to acquire toward reducing poverty by making the welfare programs of conditional cash transfer viable to the receivers’ benefits.
The government (or a charity) only transfers the money to persons who meet certain criteria to among their coming on board to add value to the country not to themselves alone but to those that are identified as poor and vulnerable, she explained.
According to her, your role is to receive training and use it to touch the lives of beneficiaries on how to benefit these criteria of people on forming themselves into groups and saving money through microfinance banks.
She added the facilitators are to serve as mainstream between the government and the beneficiaries on how to sustain the program by keeping going as a string between the federal state and government until these people stand on their feet.
We are emphasizing to you ensure you encourage philosophical and physical training on the immediate communities by promoting ethnic and religious unity amongst our diverse tribes in Nigeria.
“She maintained that,” we challenge you to foster peaceful coexistence as teaching people on safe help through holistic intervention on economic status and bridge gaps between the poor and vulnerable “.
The National Training officer, Mr. Kola Solomon emphasized that the program is step down saving group mobilization for facilitators in Plateau state.
The training is a very critical component to the beneficiaries in fighting and pushing away poverty.
We call on facilitators to imbibe the culture of saving their cash for sustainable livelihood for them to fall back.
We ensure that programs outlined help beneficiaries enroll children in public schools, getting regular check-ups at the doctor’s office, receiving vaccinations, or the like. CCTs seek to help the current generation in poverty, as well as breaking the cycle of poverty for the next through the development of human capital.
Conditional cash transfers could help reduce poverty he noted.