The Presidency has announced that no fewer than 6.8 million Nigerians out of the projected 10 million have benefited from the National Social Investment Programme.
A statement from the office of Vice President Yomi Osinbajo said the figure represents nearly 70 per cent success rate in the implementation of the programme.
He added that besides the 6.8 million direct beneficiaries, 1.75 million persons comprising cooks, farmers, Poor and Vulnerable Household members, have also been impacted as secondary beneficiaries of the programme.
He noted that all the 36 states of the federation and Abuja are participating actively in at least one aspect of the programme.
The Vice President said under the National Social Safety Net Programme, 439,859 Poor and Vulnerable Households were identified and enumerated in 5,538 communities in 23 states. He said that such persons would be drawing benefits including cash transfers.