President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy Presidency)

President Muhammadu Buhari has donated N500million to needy people in Adamawa state, Nigeria’s northeast region.

It was learned that the Nigerian leader distributed the money from August 2017 to August 2018.

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This was made through the House Uplifting Programme under the Cash Conditional Transfer scheme.

According to reports, areas that have benefitted from the programme include Madagali, Michika, Song, Girei, Numan and Lamurde.

Head of Programme in Adamawa, Zhegun Joseph, said that the scheme was part of Buhari’s campaign promises, designed to support the less privileged in the society.

”So far the pilot scheme of the programme kicked-off in August 2017 in Adamawa with 8, 653 beneficiaries in six local government areas of the state,” he said.

”Every selected and beneficiary household collected free monthly stipend of N5, 000 cash.”

He said that with the implementation of the pilot scheme, the Federal Government gave directive to add more needy people.

“Now, we have enrolled additional beneficiaries to the tune of 13,520 needy,” Joseph added.