One million Nigerians to receive N5,000 stipends for six months

The Federal Government on Tuesday said one million Nigerians impacted by COVID-19 pandemic will receive N5,000 cash for six months.

The government explained that a pilot scheme commenced earlier this year with 3,115 beneficiaries in Lagos and Abuja, saying the intervention will be up-scaled nationwide and beneficiaries will start receiving their stipends soon.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development Mrs. Sadiya Farouq stated this on Tuesday during a briefing to give update on the national social investment programmes (NSIP) of the government in Abuja.

She said a Rapid Response Register (RRR) has been put in place as a shock responsive intervention register specifically targeted at the urban informal workers impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

-The Nation

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