Government to Pay 24 Million Poor Nigerians N5,000 Each

The federal government yesterday said about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months.

This is coming as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that at least 20 million Nigerians will be lifted out of poverty by the federal government within the next two years.

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed the planned payment of N5,000 at the inauguration of the federal government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor.

A statement issued in Abuja yesterday by her aide, Ms Nneka Anibeze, said the intervention would serve as a cushion for those further impoverished by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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