300,000 Borno residents get N1bn Aid from NGO

Save the Children, an NGO, on Monday said 300,000 people have benefited from its N3, 500 cash transfer project to help them recover from the effect of crises in Borno.

Mr Chachu Tadicha, the Head, Food, Security and Livelihood, Save the Children said this at a Household Economic Analysis media meeting tagged: ‘’Strengthening Community Resilience through Improved Early Earning and Response Systems in Nigeria’’, organised by the NGO.

According to Tadicha, the 300,000 people that benefitted in Borno where drawn from 56, 000 households and were being given N3, 500 monthly cash transfers to buy food and 28,000 households were also being helped in Yobe.

He said that a household could get between N17, 000 and N25,000, depending on the size of the family, adding that the programme was a humanitarian project, which started since the crises in Borno and continued in 2019, until the situation improved.

“We are also intervening in Zamfara and Jigawa, through the social protection project for five years and we have helped over 100, 000 individuals who benefitted from our N4000 monthly cash transfers.

“The programme started around 2014 and is ending this July, from here, it goes into the Federal Government special protection programme.

He said that HEA approach was carried out by Save the Children in six states namely Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Katsina, Zamfara, and Yobe states and planned to design early action activities based on HEA.

Mr Bishop Ohioma, Staff, Agriculture and Business Enterprises, Real Sector and Household Statistics Department, National Bureau of Statistics called for an extension of HEA to more states.

Ohioma called on states and Federal Government to make budgetary allocation for the conduct of HEA and states should take ownership of the HEA in their respective states.

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