The Federal Government, in collaboration with the Lagos State Government, has paid some indigent residents in the Apapa area of Lagos N10,000 each.
A statement on Sunday said the payment was part of the Household Uplifting Programme (HUP), also known as Conditional Cash Transfer.
According to the statement, the HUP is an initiative of the Federal Government geared towards the distribution of resources to the vulnerable, including the aged and the physically-challenged.
The statement was titled, ‘FG, LASG pay conditional cash transfer to beneficiaries in Apapa for July, August’
The Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, commended the Federal Government for extending the gesture to the state.
She noted that 6,810 households were captured by the State Cash Transfer Office.
The commissioner disclosed that the payment process would be conducted in the 30 wards of the six targeted Local Government Areas, namely Apapa, Amuwo Odofin, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Badagry and Lagos Island.
Arobieke said the sum of N10,000 for July and August 2020 would be paid to each benefitting household, through their designated caregiver.
She urged other residents who had yet to register to do so.