24 Million Poor Nigerians To Receive N5,000 Each–FG

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday announced that about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would for a period of six months, get N5,000 each.

This is part of the FG’s plan to lift 20 million Nigerians out of poverty, as revealed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The news which came to the public hearing in an inauguration ceremony of the Federal Government’s Emergency Intervention Database for the Urban Poor was disclosed by Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq.

Farouq said the intervention database was essential in developing the capacity for rapid response to any emergency including natural or man-made disasters.

In a statement issued by her aide, Ms Nneka Anibeze, in Abuja yesterday about 24.3 million poor and vulnerable individuals were identified at the end of 2020 and registered into the National Social Register and each beneficiary will receive N5,000 for a period of six months.

Also, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, while speaking on the Rapid Response Register (RRR), said the register displayed an elaborate technological approach which will facilitate an end-to-end digital foot-print in cash transfers for the urban poor.

He added that the federal government would source for funds in order to see to the intervention programmes as the country deserved a social security scheme that would not only alleviate poverty but also create wealth for millions of those waiting for the opportunity.

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