The National Cash Transfer Units from the 36 States of the Country is in Aba Abia for the annual national review meeting. The delegates numbering over 300 is led by Dr Mrs Shinkaye National Programme Coordinator is in Aba to brainstorm on how to improve the programme delivery nationally.

In his remarks, the Governor while flagging off the review meeting thanked Mr President for introducing the Social Investment Programmes that have impacted greatly on the lives of the poor and vulnerable members of the society. He said Abia state domesticated these programmes having found them in sync with the administrations desire to improve the livelihood of citizens of the State. The Governor who was represented by Hon Prince Ezekwesiri Ananaba, the Governor welcomed all the delegates to Aba Enyimba city, the cradle of entrepreneurship and formally declared the programme open.

In his remarks, the State Focal Person Mr Chinenye Nwaogu assured the delegates that Aba remains the best choice for the review meeting. He noted that they will have the opportunity to witness first hand the giant strides and developmental efforts of the Governor Ikpeazu led administration. He stated that Abia has continued to remain the Focal state for the Social Investment programmes in South East. He said that just few days ago, the cash payment was flagged off by the Governor represented by the Deputy Governor in Isiala Ngwa North LGA. He said that these programmes have had huge impact on the lives of Abians numbering over 1 million people. From school Feeding, to N Power to GEEP, Tradermoni, Marketmoni and finally now the cash transfer. He stated that the state office is working harmoniously with the National SIP Office in delivering these sociak inclusion programmes. He expressed gratitude to the Governor for supporting Social Investment in the state.

Earlier, the National Programme Coordinator, Dr Shinakaye expressed appreciation to the Governor of Abia State for hosting this year’s national review meeting. She said the programme has improved livelihood across the country.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Cooperatives, Rural Development and Poverty Mr Sunny Egbulefu gave the vote of thanks.

The programme is being attended by all the 36 States Heads of Unit and 6 other State Cash transfer office.

Highlights of the programme included the induction of the Governor as Ambassador of the Poor and Vulnerable.

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