Over forty-three thousand poor households in Ebonyi State have benefited from conditional cash transfer programme of the federal government.
The Commissioner for Human Capital Development in the state, Mrs Ann Aligwe told newsmen in Abakaliki that the beneficiaries were selected from over 275,000 people whose names were forwarded to the National Register from various communities in the state.
She appealed to the federal government to approve the payment for those captured but yet to be paid considering the level of poverty in the state.
Two beneficiaries, Mrs Immaculater Nweze and Madam Grace Onwe commended the federal government for the gesture, promising that the N40,000 each they received would be judiciously utilized.
Reporting by Amechi Odo; Editing by Julian Osamoto & Annabel Nwachukwu