FG EXPANDS SOCIAL REGISTER TO COVER MORE PEOPLE FOR COVID-19 PALLIATIVES

Uploaded by on April 22, 2020


Sadiya Farouq

The Federal Government is expanding the social register for distributing palliatives.

It has resorted to the use of digital models including the use of Bank Verification Number to fast track it.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq disclosed this in Abuja, while responding to questions at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19.

She said that the digital option will be faster and make the distribution more effective.

According to her the ongoing conditional cash transfer to poor households in some parts of the country is transparent and well organized.

She said that measures have been put in place to avoid duplication of households.

She said that civil groups, traditional and religious leaders, among others are involved in identifying the poor in their communities.

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