Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Thousands benefit from Borno MDG exercise

12 November 2014, 08:51Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The office of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Borno State said 2 025 persons had benefitted from its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme, which is aimed at tackling acute poverty in the region.

State Focal Person, Stephen Pakshar, disclosed this during an Entrepreneurship Training Program in Maiduguri.

He said beneficiaries were carefully selected from five Local Government Areas (LGAs) and each beneficiary was paid N5 000 monthly as cash transfer for 12 months under the scheme.

“We have so far captured a total of 2 025 members of household in five LGAs in the CCT scheme in Borno. The LGAs are - Kaga,  Magumeri,  Ngazai, Gubio and Guzamala,” said Pakshar.

Also Read: Niger president buys $40m jet

Pakshar explained that the scheme was meant for poor people within the community as a way of alleviating poverty and to bring them out of inter-generation poverty that has relegated most people in the country.

“We call it Conditional Transfer because we transfer cash to individuals based on conditions.”

Chairman of the Kalef Ventures, organizers of the training, Alhaji Abba Kale said Entrepreneurship training is the first step towards attaining self-employment through Small Scale Industries in any country today.

“Countries like United States, China, and Brazil among others have attained sustained economic growth through small scale industries,” he said.

Kale added that his company had successfully trained about 300 youths from Borno and Yobe under the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria (SMEDAN).

He urged the beneficiaries to take seriously the lessons at the training so that can be self-employed.

– CAJ News


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...