Coronavirus: We’ve Started Immediate Cash Transfer To Poorest Households, says FG

Coronavirus: We’ve Started Immediate Cash Transfer To Poorest Households, says FG

Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, says the Federal government has begun cash transfer to the poorest households in the country to cushion the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Farouk announced this at a press conference in Abuja. She said her ministry has commenced advance payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest households in the country. She, however, did not disclose the amount of cash that is being transferred to the poor.

“In Mr President’s speech, paragraph 54, he directed that the conditional cash transfer should be given in advance of two months. This we have also done. 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

Lagos and Abuja are currently on lockdown as part of measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus. As of this morning, Nigeria has 131 confirmed cases of Coronavirus.


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    Donald 2 months

    Pls can u prove this to Nigerian s madam?

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    Hauwa bature 2 months

    Good afternoon ma please I need the cash cause we are really broke ma

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    Chioma 2 months

    Any man or woman in Nigeria politician or non politician that will play politics with coronia virus in Nigeria saying they have shared this money given by well meaning Nigerians and share it to one tribe forgetting others.CORONIA VIRUS please don’t allow to visit them and their families.

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    Chioma 2 months

    When you visit the northerners and share the money among them you conclude you have given to Nigerians, all of you who are doing this nonsense in Nigeria, thank God coronia virus is here, you will not go free,if you like go to the moon for quarantine you will not survive in Jesus name amen

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