Ekiti Begins Payment Of N5,000 As Social Welfare Stipend To 10,000 Residents

The Ekiti State Government on Wednesday announced the commencement of the implementation of its Social Welfare Scheme for the needy, aged and unemployed.

Under the scheme, 10,000 beneficiaries already shortlisted, would receive N5,000 each monthly.

Gov. Ayo Fayose, who launched the scheme, said beneficiaries cut across various strata of the society. He said the money was being paid directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.

According to the governor, the programme was designed to reduce the financial challenges faced by the beneficiaries.

The governor assured that in spite the current economic downturn, his administration would still find ways of helping the downtrodden to enable them live in some level of comfort.

He said the beneficiaries cut across the physically-challenged, the albinos, visually-impaired, the aged, among others.

The governor said no fewer than 6,000 beneficiaries had their accounts credited with the money on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the kick-off date.

He explained that by directly crediting accounts of beneficiaries, the state was eliminating fraud and ensuring that the real beneficiaries get the money,

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  • chika bibian

    Ok Nice one

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Said, lets see if he does that……………….

  • emekachilaka

    wonderful nice one sir

  • A welcomed scheme, that’s nice

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    U try, chai apc don enter

  • Olovo Obinna

    Poverty is not good…..i think our problem is poverty of the mind…even able bodied men go still enrol

  • WillieBravo

    It’s a nice gesture altogether.

  • WillieBravo

    Ahahahahaha! I hope somebody gets what this guy is tryna do. He wants to tell Buhari he’s a better leader by fulfilling what Buhari promised the people and failed to deliver.

    • Olovo Obinna


    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Hahaha,na now tok go tie wrapper

  • kayode akinsanya

    At all na in bad, but you can create still job for people instead of giving them token.

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      That would have being the best option instead of giving them fish, teach them how to fish.