As a part of the measures to cushion the effect of coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Government has started giving N20,000 Cash to the vulnerable.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadia Umar-Farouk, made this known on Wednesday.
The minister noted that the disbursement has started at the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
She said the federal government will be giving out N20,000 per person for the next four months starting from March 2020 as part of the palliatives to reduce the effect of the lockdown President Muhammadu Buhari’s order.
According to her, the President during his broadcast last week directed that the Conditional Cash Transfer should be given in advance of two months.
“We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country,” she said.
“Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expand, 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.”