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How FG is Compiling List of Beneficiaries for N5000 Monthly Stipend

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The compilation of the list of beneficiaries of the N5000 monthly stipend for unemployed Nigerians for 8 states has been completed, Vanguard reports.

It’s believed that the team compiling the list in each state goes to two poorest local governments in a state and then identify the two poorest villages or communities in such state. From the poorest community, a list is drawn. Reports say one million poor Nigerians will benefit from the programme.

The feeler is that the compilation is in collaboration with the World Bank, which had even started compiling a Social Register before the current administration came on board. According to those, who have working knowledge of the programme, eight states of the federation have already been covered and that the criteria to determine beneficiaries have been clearly spelt out.

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They include: school enrolment by the parents of school-age children; immunization of children against child-killer diseases as well as the aged and disabled poor. It was learned that the programme would run throughout the period of the administration’s life.

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