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COVID-19: 11 million Nigerians to benefit from FG's palliatives

About 11 million Nigerians are to benefit from the Federal Government’s palliatives to help them to mitigate the adverse effects of the measures imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
President Muhammadu Buhari 
About 11 million Nigerians are to benefit from the Federal Government’s palliatives to help them to mitigate the adverse effects of the measures imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

A member of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs Sadiya Umar Farouk, disclosed this during the daily press briefing of the task force in Abuja on Tuesday.


Answering a question, she said government’s desire is to ensure that the beneficiaries suffer minimal pains during the lockdown.

She also disclosed that internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East had already received two months rations of relief materials.




Farouk stated that government already had a social register with details of those considered as the vulnerable in society in 35 states of the federation.

According to the minister, these people belong to around 2.6 million households across the country.



The PTF pleaded with citizens to comply with the restrictions imposed to curtail the spread of the virus in the country.

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