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FG Set To Start Giving 2 Million Nigerians N20Bn Monthly

FG Set To Start Giving 2 Million Nigerians N20Bn Monthly


Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.


The Federal Government has announced that two million people will receive almost N20 billion in basic and conditional cash transfers under the National Cash Transfer Program starting in June this year.

According to reports, the Federal Government will pay each of the two million persons N5,000 as a basic cash transfer and another N5,000 as a conditional cash transfer. This means the government will spend N20 billion on the beneficiaries.

The number of persons receiving cash transfers from the government has increased, according to a March 2022 document on the strategic roadmap and actions of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development seen by our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday.

According to the report, the National Cash Transfer Programme covered 1.6 million people in 19 states in 2018, 24 states in 2019, and 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory in 2022, covering a total of 1.6 million people.

However, Sadiya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, warned in the paper that the number would rise even more in June. The Federal Government provides cash assistance to disadvantaged and vulnerable households on a regular basis through the cash transfer program.

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