ABIA SIP TO PAY 94 MILLION TO 10,000 BENEFICIARIES
The Federal Government has released 93.47 Million Naira through the Abia State Cash Transfer Unit for Payment to about 10,000 benefitting Households in the State. The payment will be flagged off on Monday January 25th, 2021 in one of the benefiting Local Government Areas. This is coming after the initial payment of 540 million naira paid out last year to the same benefitting households.
While we thank Mr. President for sustaining this programme that has improved livelihood of the poor and vulnerable members of the society, we sincerely commend Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for putting up strong structures that implements these initiatives seamlessly in the State. Abia State Cash Transfer Unit a component of the Abia State Social Investment Programme is one of the most efficiently run Cash Transfer Units in the country. Under the headship of Mr Okeziem Nwoko, the state cash transfer unit has been most resourceful in managing the programme in the state.
Meanwhile all arrangements are in top gear by the State Focal Person Chinenye Nwaogu to ensure that all the 17 Local Government Areas in the State begin to benefit from the programme. While appreciating the Federal Government and the Governor Ikpeazu, the State Focal Person maintained that Abia has always been in the lead among the comity of states in implementing the National Social Investment programme which has been injecting over 800 million monthly into the economy of the state. He enjoined all stakeholders who have roles to play in implementing the programme to put more efforts to ensure Abians maximise the benefits these programmes offers. He opined that the mandate the Governor has given the Abia SIP office is that no stone should be left unturned to ensure Abia leverages on all the opportunities available through the National Social Investment Programme a mandate he said they have lived up to creditably. The SIP Focal Person further thanked the Wife of Governor Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu for always playing a very important role in ensuring the huge success witnessed in the state from the Social Investment Programme.
He further stated that in the coming months the Abia SIP Office will organise a stakeholder summit where opportunity will be given to give special recognitions to persons and offices that have supported the SIP programme in the state for posterity purposes.
He thanked all Abians for their continued encouragement and prayers.
Chinenye Nwaogu urged all beneficiaries of the Social Investment Programme to make judicious use of the funds and apprecited those who have begun some forms of entrepreneurship activities for showing great examples of gratitude and thriftness.
Abia SIP Office