Only one million households entitled to N20,000 Coronavirus cash transfer- FG says

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The Federal government has said that just a single million Nigerian families whose names are on the National Social Register (NSR) would get the N20,000 palliative from the Federal Government to pad the monetary effect of the lockdown in certain states.

In a meeting with Guardian, Lonwa Apera, the National Coordinator of the National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO), said the National Transfer money Office (NCTO) had throughout the years, worked with different state governors to build up the NSR of poor and powerless individuals in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) other than Ogun State. He expressed that the money move that was commenced by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs was for existing recipients of the program, and not for each Nigerian. He said more names would be caught for the news installments which would be in May.

Review that on March 29th, President Buhari provided an official request for Lagos, Ogun and the FCT be on lockdown starting from March 30th because of the high number of Coronavirus cases recorded in these spots. He guided that as a feature of endeavors to pad the impact of the financial effect of the lockdown, N20,000 be paid to powerless family units through the social venture conspire.

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs has since started the dispensing of the assets.

Just a single million families qualified for N20,000 Coronavirus money move FG says

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