FG to pay 24.3 million poor Nigerians N729bn – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq reveals

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A file photo of the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq.

FG to pay 24.3 million poor Nigerians N729bn 

, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, announced the federal government’s plans to allocate N729 billion to 24.3 million poor Nigerians.

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Ms. Farouq, who disclosed this at the inauguration of the urban poor emergency response database of the Federal Government, said each of the beneficiaries would receive N5,000 for a six-month duration each.

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The intervention will serve as a buffer for those further impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic, a statement released in Abuja by the minister’s aide, Nneka Anibeze, said.

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About 24.3 million disadvantaged and marginalised people were reported and enrolled in the National Social Registry at the end of 2020, according to records. For a period of six months, each beneficiary will earn N5,000.

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