As the Nigerian Government commence the distribution of the palliative support for Nigerians, it has noted that two members of a family cannot be paid N20,000 from the Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme.
This was made known by Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, while addressing claims of double payment in some states.
According to Sadiya, investigation into the claims of double payments would be investigated by the ministry.
“Even though it would be almost impossible for such to happen, we shall investigate reports of double payment.”
She said this during a Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 yesterday.
“It is impossible for two members of a family to be paid N20,000 each.
“Members of the same family cannot receive money from Conditional Cash Transfer more than once because the process involved is a very tedious one.
“The community leaders and the faith-based organizations, the youths and women leaders in that particular community are the ones that come up with the list of poor and vulnerable ones in that community,” she added.
Meanwhile, Farouq made a U-turn and announced that government would expand the social register for palliative distribution, by employing digital models including the use of Bank Verification Number (BVN).
Read how the distribution will go here.