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FG now pays 5.4m poor Nigerians N5,000 each monthly – NASSCO

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Following the federal government’s efforts to uplift the less privileged, 5,433,394 Nigerians who are on the conditional cash transfer program have started to receive N5,000 each monthly.

This was made known on Monday, February 10, by the National Social Safety Nets Coordinating Office (NASSCO) in a series of tweets.

NASSCO’s infographic which was shared on its Twitter page stated that as of January 31, 2020, the beneficiaries are drawn from 1,080,240 households across 32 states. The office also said from 43,258 communities in 35 states it has captured 9,458,160 individuals on the national social register of poor and vulnerable households.

The Cable reports that the national social register would be used to support outreach, registration, and determination of potential eligibility for one or more social programs.

The programs which are managed by the ministry of humanitarian affairs and disaster management are also being partly financed by the recovered $32o million Sanni Abacha loot.

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