The Federal Government has disclosed that registration for the conditional cash transfer of N5,000 to the vulnerable and the poor people would begin in Ogun state on Monday.
NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Minister for Humanitarian and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq disclosed this on Friday while speaking with newsmen shortly after meeting with the governor of Ogun state, Dapo Abiodun and the COVID-19 task force team at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan.
The Minister said registration would start on Monday for all the beneficiaries that would be selected from different communities in the state.
She explained that the federal government is working closely with the state government to ensure a smooth registration process across the state.
The Minister however said the federal government is doing everything possible to ensure that Ogun state benefit from the next round of payment in May.
She explained that the cash transfer which is an intervention by the federal government would be given to the poor and vulnerable in states across the country .
Farouq further said Ogun state did not benefit from the disbursement currently going on across the country because of some challenges.
She however promised that the plans are ongoing to ensure all beneficiaries in Ogun state are registered so that they can benefit in the next round of payment.
She said, “this is part of the issue we discuss with the Excellency, we have assured him, already work is in progress. My team and the state team are working; by Monday we are going to start the registration of the beneficiaries from all the communities together with the state government.
“It is a process, but I assure you that in the next payment round of May and June, Ogun state will be captured.
“The cash transfer is an intervention by the federal government to poor and vulnerable, the federal government is paying them N5,000 per month. But, with this COVID-19, the federal government asked us to pay two months advance and that is why we are paying them this N20,000.”