Nigeria Begins “Immediate Cash Transfer” To Poorest Households Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Sadiya Farouq Immediate Cash Transfer Coronavirus OnoBello

Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says the ministry has commenced cash transfer to poorest households in the country to cushion effect of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to The Cable, the minister said this during a press briefing by the presidential task force on the disease in Abuja, on Monday. Farouq said the ministry has commenced advance payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest households in the country.

She also said the vulnerable group will also be expanded to consider more persons during the infection period.

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