As part of the federal government’s directive by President Muhammadu Buhari that an additional 1 million households be picked for relief funds during the lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has notified the public that the federal government considers Nigerians who buy N100 call credit as poor and will ensure they get relief cash. Read this: Is Abba Kyari still alive, where is he?
According to Daily Post, the minister, who earlier confirmed that N-Power beneficiaries were being paid their stipends, spoke in an interview with State House correspondents on Tuesday.
NAN quoted her as disclosing that urban poor dwellers with an account balance of N5,000 or less will be among the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme.
Farouq said the prospective beneficiaries would be part of the additional one million households approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in his national broadcastMonday night.
“You are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one million. In this regard, we are going to focus more on the urban poor.
“These are people who depend on the informal sector to earn their livelihood. They are daily wage earners and these are people we are really going to focus more on as well as people living with disabilities,’’ she stated. Also read: True Story: My husband likes kissing our 15yr old daughter deeply and I am beginning to get uncomfortable – please advice.
Social Register, Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and previous record of purchase of recharge cards by mobile phone owners formed part of criteria to identify Nigerians that will get the cash transfer.
“We are also using the mobile network, people that top up their phones with maybe N100, N200. These are the people we consider to be poor and vulnerable,’’ the minister added.
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