CCTI Fraud: FG reabsorbed Nasarawa into programme, to register more beneficiaries

Francis Nansak, Lafia

After setting up of a committee that vividly investigated and submitted it report,the Nasarawa state governor Abdullahi Sule, met with the Federal minister of Humanitarian Affairs,Disaster Management and Social Development,Hajiya Umar Fsruk.

Their meeting was hinged on lifting a ban and reinstating Nasarawa state into the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme,after unraveling of how some local government were defrauded .

The success of the meeting between the governor of Nasarawa state and the federal minister,led to lifting off of the ban as the minister promised that additional indigent citizens of the state will be registered

It was recalled that Naasarawa State with 48,000 beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme was suspended along with the State Operations Coordinating Unit, SOCU on the 5th of August, 2020.

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The lifted ban on Nasarawa was made known by Mallam Ibrahim Addra, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor,Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State , in a statement on Saturday and made available to newsmen,stating that this was due to fraudulent activities of officials of the program in some Local Government Areas in 2018.

The statement pointed out that following the suspension Engr Abdullahi Sule promptly set up an investigative committee on the 17th of August , 2020 headed by a former Secretary to the State Government Mr. Timothy Anjide. The committee has since submitted its report.

The minister also gave assurance that the cash transfer intervention programme in Nasarawa State is soon to be expanded to cover more local government areas other than the original Six.

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