HON. EKANEM BROWN FLAGS-OFF FG’s CONDITIONAL CASH TRANSFER PROG IN MKPAT ENIN, APPLAUDS BUHARI
…As Over 3000 Households Benefit
The Executive Chairman of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, Hon. Ekanem Brown, today, flagged off the conditional cash transfer programme of the Federal Government in Mkpat Enin LGA.
The exercise took place simultaneously at five locations across the LGA, namely Mkpat Enin Council Secretariat, townhall Nkikara village, Civic Centre Ikot Akpaden, Palace of the Village Head Ikot Akata and St. Christopher Primary School, Ikot Abasi Akpan.
Addressing the crowd of beneficiaries in the Council Hall, Hon. Ekanem Brown cautioned them against wastage and urged them to spend the monies judiciously.
He further advised them to form cooperative societies to enable them engage in small and medium scale businesses.
In his words, “I have put everything in place to ensure Akwa Ibom State.
“Please, my people, do not spend this monies carelessly. You will be given forty thousand naira each. As you collect it, invest it in business so that it will multiply. I will stand here until the last person is paid”. He said.
According to data retrieved from the adhoc staffs working in the programme, on behalf of the the Federal Ministry of Himanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, not less than three thousand (3000) households in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State are benefitting from the exercise, which they said was just the first batch.
This reporter also gathered that the beneficiaries were paid forty thousand naira each (40,000 naira) being accumulated arrears of the cash transfer programme.
Aged people, fellows with disabilities, the poorest of the poor including pregnant women were seen standing in lines to collect the cash.
To ensure the success and smooth running of the exercise, the Council Chairman and men of the Department of State Security, DSS, worked assiduously to ensure that the thousands of beneficiaries queued properly to get the cash.