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COVID-19 palliatives: 279 trucks of grains deployed to lockdown states – Umar-Farouq

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The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq, has disclosed that a total of 279 trucks of grains had been deployed to the states affected by Coronavirus lockdown.

The minister made the disclosure during the daily briefing on COVID-19 updates in Abuja on Tuesday.

Speaking on claims that two members of a family befitting from the N20,000 Conditional Cash Transfer scheme, the minister ruled out the possibility, saying that the list of beneficiaries were captured by faith-based organisations, leaders of the community and other stakeholders.

According to her, efforts were ongoing to digitalising the CCT scheme by capturing the Bank Verification Number, BVN and phone numbers of the beneficiaries across the country.

Mrs Umar-Farouq said, “This is near impossible because the process involved is a very tedious one, where all critical stakeholders in the community are involved.

“The faith-based organisations, leaders of the community and other stakeholders are the ones who came up with the list of those to benefit from the intervention in that particular community.”

“And if you go through the list, every particular household must be captured in all three or four of the lists being managed by that community.

“So it is almost impossible for the same members of a household to get this intervention,” she added.

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