COVID-19: FG Begins Disbursement Of N20, 000 Conditional Cash Transfer to Underprivileged Homes.
To alleviate the suffering of the people during COVID-19 pandemic, The Federal Government of Nigeria has commenced disbursement of twenty Thousand Naira, Conditional Cash Transfer to the underprivileged who reside at the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The free will disbursement was put in place to minimize the effect of the lockdown order by President Muhammadu Buhari following the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
This was made known by The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadia Umar-Farouk on Wednesday 1st March; The Minister stated that The Federal Government is giving out N20, 000 per person for the next four months starting from March 2020.
Sadia explained that the President during his broadcast last week directed that the Conditional Cash Transfer should be given in advance of two months.
“We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country,” she said.
“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.”