Coronavirus: We Have Started Transferring Money To Poorest Nigerians – Minister

The federal government has begun the immediate cash transfer to households in the country in a way to support them as the country try to fight .

The of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, made this known via a press conference in Abuja. She said her ministry has commenced advance payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest households in the country.

“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 expanded, 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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