COVID-19: FG rolls out conditional cash transfers in Anambra, two other States

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Right; The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq presenting cash to one of the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme.
Right; The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq presenting cash to one of the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme.

The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to the most indigent and vulnerable in the country, by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, entered its second day, with a simultaneous roll-out in Anambra, Katsina and Nasarawa states.

Today’s rollout of the payments comes on the heels of Wednesdays exercise in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), where 5000 registered beneficiaries were paid.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, had earlier approved the cash transfers to beneficiaries in the country.

The Cash Transfer payments to the poorest and most vulnerable households, took place today in Anambra State, South Eastern Nigeria at Anyamelum LGA (Wards Anaku 1 & 2; Omor 1 & 2; Umerum Umumbo; Igbakwu; Ifite Ogwari 1 & 2; Umueje and Omasi).

Similar payments were also made to beneficiaries in three centers of Wamba East, Wayo and Nakere in Nasarawa State, North Central Nigeria.

Also payments were made in eleven of the 34 Local Government Areas of Katsina State. The Local Government Areas are Bakori, Bindawa, Baure, Batagarawa, Dandume and Ingawa. Others are Kaita, Mani, Musawa, Rimi and Kankara.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, had explained at the rollout of the payments in Kwali on Wednesday, that the payment was part of the immediate palliatives promised by President Muhammadu Buhari to cushion the effect of the partial lockdown of the country as parts of the measures to contain the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Salisu Na’inna Dambatta
SA (Media and Press Affairs)