By Thompson Yamput
Jos, Sept. 17, 2020 The Plateau Government on Thursday tasked the newly enrolled cash transfer facilitators in the state on proper training of beneficiaries of the Federal Government programme on savings and investments.
Mrs Helda Beuyen, Head of Unit, Plateau State Cash Transfer Programme, gave the charge at the closing ceremony of a 4-day step down training of 126 Local Government Cash Transfer Facilitators.
The facilitators were trained under the Household Uplifting Programme (HUP) orientation and Beneficiary Enrollment Process at Dadin Kowa Youths Centre, Jos.
Beuyen explained that the training was to equip the facilitators in order to assist beneficiaries of the programme in the rural communities develop their capacities toward uplifting their livelihood.
“We expect you after this rigorous training to go back to your communities and train beneficiaries of this Cash Transfer Programme on what to do with the stipends they receive every time.
“Make sure you advise them to form cooperative groups that will help boost their economic power and make life better and meaningful to them and their families through savings, skills acquisition and investments, ” she charged.
Earlier, Mrs Lydia Salba, the State Training and Communication Officer, Cash Transfer Programme, disclosed that 226 communities were benefiting from the programme in Plateau.
Salba said that the programme was touching the lives of the poor and vulnerable citizens of the state, adding that it had raised the hopes of many people affected either by crises or fraudulent Fadama savings that left many bankrupt over the years.
“Thank God for the President Buhari-led administration that has introduced this laudable cash transfer programme that brought back smiles on the faces of many citizens, whose hope were almost dashed.
“The joy of all this is that the state government hopes to do more for the citizens by adding to what the Federal Government is doing to enhance the welfare of the citizenry,” Salba assured.