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Social Welfare Scheme: Ekiti State Govt. To Give N5,000 Each to 10,000 Persons Monthly



Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State

The Ekiti State Government on Wednesday announced the commencement of the implementation of its Social Welfare Scheme for the needy, aged and unemployed.

Under the scheme, 10,000 beneficiaries already shortlisted, would receive N5,000 each monthly.

Governor Ayo Fayose who launched the scheme said beneficiaries cut across various strata of the society.

He said the money was being paid directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

According to the governor, the programme is designed to ameliorate the financial challenges faced by the beneficiaries.

The governor assured that in spite the current economic downturn, his administration would still find ways of helping the downtrodden to enable them live in some level of comfort.

He added that the beneficiaries cut across the physically-challenged, the albinos, visually-impaired, the aged, among others.

The governor said no fewer than 6,000 beneficiaries had their accounts credited with the money on Wednesday, October 5, the kick-off date.

He explained that by directly crediting accounts of beneficiaries, the state was eliminating fraud and ensuring that the real beneficiaries get the money,

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.



    October 6, 2016 at 7:54 am

    It seems recession is foreign to Ekiti Govt.

  2. Max

    October 6, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Good one Sir, But I hope the beneficiaries are not only PDP loyalists?

  3. FinchleysFinest

    October 6, 2016 at 9:30 am

    In a country where there is no proper database … how on earth is this going to be effective?

    Is it not the same Nigeria some politicians go dey pay Ghost workers? ABEGGIII

  4. nwa nna

    October 6, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Why give people welfare checks? Would it make better sense to to invest the scarce resources of ekiti state in creating programs that could train people to help develop new skill sets to help alleviate their poverty long term? Nigerian leaders is fvcking clowns

  5. Tosin

    October 6, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Nice. It costs nothing to note the history of this programme in Ekiti State…the journalist/NAN could just have done that bit, or maybe they did and it was cut off in this blog post, I don’t know.
    A little tired, else I would write a bit more about the need for context, history, and historians, …

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