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Poor Nigerians with an account balance of ₦5,000 or less will be among the beneficiaries of the Federal Government Conditional Cash Transfer scheme.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouk, made this known on Tuesday.

Nigerians who regularly top their mobile phones with between 100 and 200 will also benefit.


The third category of beneficiaries are the daily wage earners as well as people living with disabilities.

The minister, who had earlier updated the president on the activities of her ministry, revealed that those saddled with the responsibility of carrying out president’s directive on expansion of the social register would focus more on the urban poor.

“You are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast yesterday has directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one million.

“In this regard, we are going to focus more on the urban poor.

“These are people who depend on informal sector to earn their livelihood – They are daily wage earners and these are people we are really going to focus more on as well as people living with disabilities,’’ she said.

The minister further explained that apart from the National Social Register, the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and previous record of purchase of recharge card by mobile phone owners would form parts of criteria in identifying the beneficiaries of the cash transfer

“We are also using the mobile network, people that top up their phones with maybe N100, N200. These are the people we consider to be poor and vulnerable,’’ she added.

She stated that the prospective beneficiaries would be part of the additional one million households approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to boost the nation’s social register.

President Buhari had on Monday in a broadcast directed that the current social register be expanded from 2.6 million households to 3.6 million households in the next two weeks.

The president said that the expansion of the social register is part of the palliative measures to address the hardship being experienced by the poor and vulnerable members of the society as a result of the extension of the lockdown order.


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  1. Madam minister

    Me I don't even have up to 5K in my account

    If I don't get my share we do riot o.


    Kunle
    Alapaere,Lagos

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  2. Muhammad Sadiya Olanike (Share, Kwara State.)April 15, 2020 at 5:56 AM

    Hopefully to acknowledge my share as soon as possible... Am much qualified for it... I also have a venerable woman under my watch. If not, pls be expecting the worst of me.

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    1. You dey mind the idiots

      I am sure they will chop all the money.

      Nobody I know received any kobo so far

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  3. Pls I don't have up to 5k in my account, ineed that money

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  4. Madam minister, please move to the east, south and west and share this money there are a lot of people there too.

    For now put a hold on the north because the have benefited from the first batch. Let every Nigerian benefit from this federal government conditional cash transfer.

    Please ma i advise that you delegate some people to supervise this or it will end up like the last one. Is still not enough to just give people job without supervising what they are doing and many Nigerians are complaining everyday.

    We don't want stories this time. When you put a smile on people's face by giving them food you will be happy with yourself too that you helped families.

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  5. Kobo..... Them no go give....money wey them don chop already.... Mitchew

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  6. Having above N5,000 in ones account is not and can never be use as a meter to measure poor Nigerians. Some people may have upto N100,000.00 in their account but are managing a special health condition for a member of their family. Minister,pls in your efforts to support poor Nigerians, try and consider those families that are not disable but are managing SPECIAL CHILD/CHILDREN. Doctors should know what I mean here.

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  7. Having above N5,000 in ones account is not and can never be use as a meter to measure poor Nigerians. Some people may have upto N100,000.00 in their account but are managing a special health condition for a member of their family. Minister,pls in your efforts to support poor Nigerians, try and consider those families that are not disable but are managing SPECIAL CHILD/CHILDREN. Doctors should know what I mean here. I need this Government support.

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  8. My name remember me and my household

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  9. My name is ifeanyi Emma ubani my account number 2147798695 U.b.a Bank

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