The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has said that same family members will not benefit from the conditional cash transfer scheme of the Federal Government (FG cash transfer) ongoing in some states already.
She disclosed this at the daily briefing on COVID-19 updates in Abuja.
This is one of the ways the government is cushioning the effect of stay-at-home order in the COVID-19 fight.
She said that the government is focusing on digitalizing the CCT scheme as it is getting BVN of beneficiaries. Also the mobile contacts are accessed to ensure and improve the transparency of the FG cash transfer.
Speaking at the press briefing, Umar-Farouq said, “This is near impossible because the process involved is a very tedious one. All critical stakeholders in the community are involved.
“It is almost impossible for members of the same household to get this intervention.”
Umar-Farouq said the humanitarian ministry had deployed 279 trucks from the 70,000 metric tonnes of grains approved by the President as food palliatives. Frontline states that were put on lockdown by the President are already beneficiaries.