Cross River State government with the assistance from the World Bank commences payment of Youth Employment and Social support Operations (YESSO) stipends to beneficiaries in Akamkpa local government area to cushion the effect of “stay at home” order occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic.
YESSO programme, which run in partnership with the World Bank, offers community service engagement to the vulnerable in the society with a monthly payment of N30,000.
Dr Inyang Asibong, the State Commissioner for International Development Cooperation, who flagged of the exercise, said the aim was to assist the vulnerable during this period to meet desired needs.
Asibong explained that the state government approved payment for beneficiaries who are engaged in community services such as sanitation, desilting of gutters, erosion control among others.
She expressed assurance that all the beneficiaries under YESSO across the state will get their payment accordingly.
While making payment to the beneficiaries, the Commissioner also donated face masks to them.
Kudos to Gov. Benedict Ayade for the approval of this payment, especially during this critical period.
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