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Nigerian govt says 428,941 households received N20,000 relief funds so far

Nigerian govt says 428,941 households received N20,000 relief fund so far

The Nigerian government through the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, at the weekend, said a total of 428,941 beneficiaries have benefited from the Conditional Cash Transfer in 24 states, with 130,455 of them from Katsina State.

In a statement in Abuja on Sunday by special adviser to the minister on Media, Salisu Dambatta, the minister disclosed that three trucks of rice have been delivered to Katsina State as part of COVID-19 palliatives.

The palliatives, according to Farouq, is for the less privileged, vulnerable and people with disabilities, to cushion effects of the lockdown.

Farouq further said that 5,000 beneficiaries were approved for TraderMoni in Katsina State.

The minister explained that TraderMoni was a N10,000 loan to traders that depend on daily income, while the N5,000 MarketMoni was for providers of essential services, such as shoe-makers and vulcanisers.

She said the first phase of the Conditional Cash Transfer of N20,000 to the poor and vulnerable households in Katsina had been concluded.

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