The Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouq, has told reporters at a press conference in Abuja that cash transfer to poorest households has begun. She said her ministry has commenced advance payment of conditional cash transfer to the poorest households in the country in accordance with presidential directive.
“In Mr. President’s speech, paragraph 54, he directed that the conditional cash transfer should be given in advance of two months. This we have also done. We have directed immediate cash transfer to the poorest and most vulnerable households in the country.
“Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expanded, 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.” Farouq said
Critics are however worried about how these poorest household are determined and how much was paid to them.