Speaking with the Federal Government, the National Association of Nigerian Students has been revealed to have urged the federal to feature indigent students of tertiary institutions on its Conditional Cash Transfer programme.
Sunday Asefon, Who is the NANS present President delivered alongside with the New Year statement issued on Saturday and made available to The PUNCH.
He went ahead to say, that NANS would be launching an e-platform for Nigerian students to report cases of harassment , intimidation, wrongful suspension or expulsion, amongst others in 2021.
Speaking, He said:-
“I strongly believe and suggest that the indigent tertiary institution students should be included in the Conditional Cash Transfer programme. This, we believe, will go an extended way in assisting the active demography of our population. This also must be seen as an investment within the future“.
Recall that Punch earlier reported that in the primary wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, visited most of the states so as to begin the conditional cash transfer of N20,000 to the poor and vulnerable.
The National Cash Transfer Programme, which commenced in 2016, is one among the four social investment programmes of the federal of Nigeria. So therefore, Beneficiaries of this same programme are listed from the National Social Register comprising State Social Registers of poor and vulnerable households.