Nigerians who have questioned how the Federal Government intends to do justice and correctly identify the most vulnerable citizens to benefit from its conditional cash transfer initiative now have an answer. Read here.
To cushion the effect of the economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development had announced that the FG had begun cash transfers to the poorest households in the country.
Following agitations that the initiative may not serve its purpose, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development has now explained how poor and vulnerable Nigerians are identified to benefit from the cash and other palliatives put in place by the Federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Minister in charge, Sadiya Farouq, announced that, in line with President Buhari’s directives, the Ministry has started sending cash to the poor and vulnerable in Nigeria, sharing on social media a photo message explaining how the poor and vulnerable are selected.
See the explanation below:
While kickstarting the disbursement of the funds yesterday in Abuja, the Minister said each person would receive N20,000 every month for four months beginning from March.