Viral photos of half-unclad women and children from Rijau Local Government Area in Niger state are at the moment making rounds on social media as according to reports they can barely feed neither can they afford clothes.
The heartbreaking story has left lots of Nigerians wondering how far President Muhammdu Buhari’s effort to end poverty in the country through N5, 000 stipends can go.
In his effort to reduce poverty, Buhari has flagged off Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Programme in Borno State camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) on October 7th, 2016 with Biometric Capture and Account Opening for the beneficiaries.
This is in line with the ‘Social Investment Programmes’ under Buhari’s administration where one million extremely poor Nigerians would receive N5, 000 each every month.
While most Nigerians consider this as a bold step by this administration, we are wondering how far the programme can really go in eradicating poverty in the land.
An NGO, ‘Sapphire Foundation’ has just volunteered to help provide clothes to one of the many poor communities in the country, Birnin Amina in Rijau Local Government Area in Niger state, where half-unclad women and children could be seen going about their daily activities despite their inability to afford clothes.
According to Adewale Aladejana who posted this on his Facebook page alongside lots of photos, said:
“Sapphire Foundation is adopting a community in Birnin Amina in Rijau Local Government Area in Niger state. In the next twelve months by God’s grace we will be clothing them, building schools a school and preaching the gospel to this community through missionaries.”
There are lots of questions looking for answers as president Muhammadu Buhari has started the payment of the promised N5,000 stipends to poor Nigerians in order to help the beneficiaries start up small and medium scale businesses which in a long run is expected to reduce hardship in the country.
Amidst situations like this in the country, how far can Buhari’s N5, 000 stipends go?
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