The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme is a social welfare initiative created by the federal government to reduce poverty by giving certain amount of money to poor, unemployed and vulnerable citizens. In this post, we will show you how to register for conditional cash transfer in Nigeria and become a beneficiary.
Please, note that the government only transfers the money to people who meet the scheme’s criteria. We will show you the criteria, just keep reading!
How much does FG transfer to beneficiaries?
According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, beneficiaries will get a minimum of N30,000 and a maximum of N80,000 as the federal government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT). She also urge Nigerians not to collect less than N30,000.
“Should any of our officials involved in the programme give you anything short of the minimum amount of N30,000, do not collect it. Report to me or your state governor through telephone numbers made available to you.”
However, the Minister later embraced digital payment for N5,000 conditional cash transfer.
How to register for conditional cash transfer
Conditional cash transfer is not what you can register or apply anyhow, it’s totally by selection based on assessment. Below is how it is done.
- The process starts by Youth Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO).
- The head of beneficiary’s community will be contacted by YESSO agents. A town crier will be asked to call the community for a meeting in their respective meeting points where enumeration will be carried out.
- The list gotten by YESSO will be submitted to the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO). NCTO will send agents to you community to publish the list at designated places.
- NCTO will then capture the beneficiaries with a computer, and generate ID cards for them.
Criteria for FG conditional cash transfer
Conditional cash transfer is meant only for the following category of people;
- The unbanked
- Those without social media accounts or smartphones
- Without an education
- The poorest of the poor.