FG to pay 24.3 million poor Nigerians N729bn – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq

Written by on January 20, 2021

About twenty-four point three million poor Nigerians are to get five thousand naira each for a period of six months.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor.

Farouq said the intervention would serve as cushion for those further impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the intervention database was needed to develop the capacity for rapid response to any emergency including natural or man-made disasters.

The minister said the Rapid Response Register was designed to rapidly identify, register and provide succor to people who were not previously captured in the social register.

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