11m Poor Nigerians Would Get COVID-19 Palliatives

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The federal government has identified over 11 million poor Nigerians who would benefit from the palliatives to cushion the harsh effects of COVID-19.

As a result of the pandemic, schools, markets and shops have been shut down.

The minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouk , while speaking during the media briefing by the Presidential task force, said the government already has a social register with details of those considered as the vulnerable in society.

She said the register covers 35 states of the federation with around 2.6 million households mapped across the country.

Farouk also disclosed that internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east have received two months rations of relief materials.

Yesterday, she said the federal government had commenced cash transfer to Nigeria’s poorest households to cushion the effects of the pandemic

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