Indigent women and vulnerable residents in Osun State have received financial support from Government to cushion the effects of economic hardship on them.
The beneficiaries got the money from the newly digitalised Conditional Cash Transfer programme of the Federal Government.
The National Project Coordinator for the programme, Hajia Halima Sheu while addressing the beneficiaries in Osogbo, the state capital urged them to use the money judiciously to grow their businesses and cater for their dependents.
She noted that the initial delay in the payment was because of the digitalisation of the payment process to strengthen it. She assured the beneficiaries that the backlog would soon be paid.
Debit cards were issued to the beneficiaries to enable them withraw their money from their accounts from automated teller machines or from POS agents nearest to them.
The beneficiaries confirmed that they recieved the money in their various bank accounts and that were were able to withdraw their money.
They lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq for the gesture.
Also Speaking, Senior Special Assistant to the Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, on Social Intervention Programmes (SIPs) Mr Lukman Abimbola Bello while speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to Federal Government.
Bello who is also the Focal Person for the Programmes said President Buhari and Governor Oyetola remained committed to the well-being of the indigent citizens and urged the beneficiaries to continue to pray for them to be successful.
He enumerated the achievements of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola especially in the area of Social Intervention Programmes including the Oyetola Monthly Food Support, Support for Widows, Osun Broilers Outgrower Scheme among others. Bello urged the beneficiaries to support Governor Oyetola’s re-election.