The top-up cash transfer is an additional NGN 5,000 made available to some Poor and Vulnerable Households (PVHHs). Beneficiaries who qualify for the top-up cash transfer are required to participate in at least one of the activities
that contributes to their human capital development and to a sustainable environment. Beneficiaries are expected to adhere to the specified conditions attached to the top-up transfer. These conditions are referred to as “co-responsibilities. The co-responsibilities are associated to education, environment, health, and nutrition.
In order to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the programme, the programme has a GRM structure set to address and escalate incidents of dissatisfaction and complaints that may arise during implementation in the field.
The GRM structure is established to receive complaints from both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries on issues such as poor services, lack of/or inadequate information on programme activities, payment-related issues, staff misconduct (including bribery and corruption related behaviors, intimidation, sexual harassment)
Beneficiaries are provided with capacity building in the areas of Savings and Group Mobilization (SGM), Life Skills (LS), Micro Business Skills (MBDP), co-orientation, and nutrition training for co-responsibility.
Some productive activities engaged in by beneficiaries include:
The Federal Government of Nigeria in partnership with the World Bank developed a social safety nets programme for Nigeria in 2016. The Federal Government of Nigeria in partnership with the World Bank developed a social safety nets programme for Nigeria in 2016. The project implementation is being executed by the National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP).
One of the components of NASSP is the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO). NCTO is supervised by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD). It is responsible for the implementation of the Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash Transfers(HUP-CCT) that caters for poor and vulnerable households across the country.
This provides targeted monthly base cash transfer of NGN 5,000 to the eligible mined from the NSR. The transfer is to help improve their consumption levels and to encourage them to develop savings skills. The overall objective is aimed at reducing poverty, preventing the vulnerable households from becoming poorer and building their ability to be better
than what they were before they started benefiting from the programme.
The livelihood component complements the cash transfer in order to support targeted households to move out of poverty. This facilitates beneficiaries’ graduation out of poverty by ensuring they establish sustainable income
generating activity that will make them self-reliant. The specific aim of the livelihood intervention is to build a mind-set of enterprise development in order to reduce abject poverty in communities. It aims at creating opportunities for work on-farm and off-farm especially among women and youth.