The Ekiti State Government on Wednesday announced the
commencement of the implementation of its Social Welfare Scheme
for the needy, aged and unemployed.
Under the scheme, 10,000 beneficiaries already shortlisted, would
receive N5,000 each monthly.
Gov. Ayo Fayose, who launched the scheme, said beneficiaries cut
across various strata of the society.
He said the money was being paid directly into the bank accounts
of the beneficiaries.
According to the governor, the programme was designed to reduce
the financial challenges faced by the beneficiaries.
The governor assured that in spite the current economic downturn,
his administration would still find ways of helping the
downtrodden to enable them live in some level of comfort.
He said the beneficiaries cut across the physically-challenged, the
albinos, visually-impaired, the aged, among others.
The governor said no fewer than 6,000 beneficiaries had their
accounts credited with the money on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the kick-