It is no longer news that the Federal Government has commenced the disbursement of Conditional Cash Transfer to the poorest of the poor in Nigeria, as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to help reduce the effect of President Muhammadu’s
lock-down order following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country..

The progamme which is being supervised by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has kicked off with the payment of N20,000 to indigent households at the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadia Umar-Farouk, said on Wednesday while kick starting the disbursement that due to the scourge of COVID-19, the Federal Government is giving out N20,000 per person for the next four months starting from March 2020.

“We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country. Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expand, because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage, so we are also going to look at those groups of people to see how we can get this food relief intervention to them in this period,” she said.

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