Effect of Conditional Cash Transfer on the Welfare of the Vulnerable in Nigeria: Covid-19 Experience
Keywords:Conditional Cash Transfer, Vulnerable, Covid-19, Welfare
This study examines how Conditional Cash Transfer programme of Federal Government affects the lives of vulnerable citizens in the country. The main objective of the study is to examine the effect of Conditional Cash Transfer on the welfare of the vulnerable in Nigeria. Structured questionnaire were distributed to the respondents in Anambra and Abia states. Three research hypotheses were tested using chi-square. However, a total of 140 questionnaire were administered to the respondents in the aforementioned two states, the result were analyzed and presented with the use of percentage and chi-square method.. Therefore, the study found that the welfare of the vulnerable in Nigeria has not been positively improved by the introduction of conditional cash transfer programme of the federal government; also, unavailability of adequate fund (cash) to be assessed by the vulnerable in Nigeria posed a lot of problem for indigents citizens, again, the conditional cash transfer fund provided by federal government are not equitably distributed to the majority of vulnerable people in Nigeria. The research therefore recommended that for conditional cash transfer scheme of federal government to be sustained, there have to be collective effort between, federal government, agency concerned and stakeholders. Also the government should financially empower the ministry/agency concerned.
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