By Bonita Onyeka, For Agenda Watcdog, April 22, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated that multiple cash disbursements will not be made to same family members during the ongoing Conditional Cash Transfer scheme across the country. The Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq, made the clarifications during the question and answer session at the Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19, in Abuja on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.
Sadiya stated that there was no concrete proof that members of same families had been paid more than once since the commencement of the disbursements, promising, however, to look into such claims. She said that 279 trucks of grains had been deployed to Lagos, Ogun and the FCT), which are under the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.