Banks Documentation Delay Cash Transfer To 5,000 Pregnant Women
The process for opening Bank account for the 5,000 registered pregnant women is hindering the take- off of the N5,000 monthly cash transfer to the pregnant women.
The project was initiated by the Jigawa state government.
The state deputy Governor Malam Umar Namadi revealed this , while fielding question from newsmen on the delay of the program implementation.
He said, the state government has captured the program in 2021 and 2022 budget but the process of opening account for the beneficiaries meet with challenges.
Malam Namadi explained that, the program was initiated by the state government aims at encouraging rural women to attend antenatal , hospital delivery and postnatal.
He noted that, the monthly stipend is also expected to assist the beneficiaries to buy required food to enhance their nutrition and that of their children to avoid falling into malnutrition problems.
The deputy Governor also revealed that, out of the 5,000 the state has succeeded in opening the account for 3,800 and it has resolved to commence the payment and from this month of February and . equally continue working with banks and relevant agencies to resolve the problems of the remaining 1,200.
” Those whose problems can’t be resolve will be replaced with other women who fulfilled the criteria”.
“The beneficiaries were selected from 287 political wards for piloting the program and the number could be increase after assessing the impacts of the program”
He however assured the beneficiaries that, the money has been appropriate in the 2022 budget and the state government will not renegade on its determination to use all necessary procedures and mechanism to tackle the high rate of maternal and child death in the state.