The National Cash Transfer Office says only one million vulnerable Nigerian households on the National Social Register would get the N20,000 palliative from the Federal Government to cushion the impact of the lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written by on April 6, 2020

The National Cash Transfer Office says only one million vulnerable Nigerian households on the National Social Register would get the N20,000 palliative from the Federal Government to cushion the impact of the lockdown necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to reports, The National Coordinator, National Social Safety-Nets Coordinating Office Lonwa Apera, said the National Transfer cash Office had worked with various state governors to develop the NSR of poor and vulnerable people in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory besides Ogun State.
Apera said the government is also using the register to provide food rations to those who are not on the cash transfer but have children of school age.
He said the government would intensively expand the list to include the urban poor, and that the number in the document would hit four million households by June 2020.


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