The Bauchi State Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Unit on Wednesday disclosed that participating households that had school-age girls would get an additional N5,000 stipend as educational intervention.
The State Coordinator, CCT unit, Mr Jibrin Yusuf, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi.
Yusuf said that Bauchi State selected girl-child education as an additional intervention to improve on the sector.
The CCT is one of the social investment programmes of the Federal Government targeted at lifting poor and vulnerable Nigerians from poverty.
Beneficiaries receive N5,000 monthly to be productive and engage in economic activities, form cooperative groups and manage their lives.
“The unit has inspected and evaluated teachers and structures in various schools, and we will also train teachers.
“Any household under the household uplifting programme that has a girl-child of school age will get an additional N5,000 as educational support,’’ he said.
The Head, CCT States Coordinators, Hajiya Amina Yahaya, commended the commitment of the 20 CCT participating states, saying it had impacted the lives of many households.