FG distributes N20,000 to 5,000 households in FCT to help in coronavirus lockdown
Sadiya Farouq, the Nigeria Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has revealed that the Nigerian government is paying N20,000 each to 5,000 households in the Federal Capital Territory, to help them during this Coronavirus pandemic.
This is coming after the federal government yesterday 1st April, 2020 promised to pay N20,000 naira each to 1 million households in Nigeria to help them during the Coronavirus lock down.
The Minister when questioned by newsmen, echoed that over one million Nigerians located in 34 states will be benefitting from the initiative, “the CCT is for poor and vulnerable households in the country. Beneficiaries are entitled to N5,000 every month.
“Today’s payment of N20,000 to each beneficiary is for four mouths. It is going to happen all over the country, but we are starting with FCT, Lagos and Ogun. These are the frontline states. Other states will follow.
“With the current pandemic and circumstances on ground, this amount will go a long way to support the families in their daily lives.
“Today, we are giving out N20,000 each to about 190 beneficiaries in Kwali Area Council. The total number of beneficiaries in FCT is 5,000.”