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FG distributes N20,000 to 5,000 households

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The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Wednesday began the distribution of N20,000 each to 5,000 beneficiaries in the Federal Capital Territory.

According to the ministry, the move was to cushion the effect of the lockdown in parts of the country occasioned by spread of coronavirus.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, said the initiative was under the ministry’s Conditional Cash Transfer programme.

She said the N20,000 that was given to each of the beneficiaries covered a period of four months.

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Speaking to journalists after giving out cash to some of the benefiting households in the Kwali area of Abuja, Farouq said, “The CCT is for poor and vulnerable households in the country. Beneficiaries are entitled to N5,000 every month.

“Today’s payment of N20,000 to each beneficiary is for four mouths. It is going to happen all over the country, but we are starting with FCT, Lagos and Ogun. These are the frontline states. Other states will follow.”

Source: punchng.com



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