The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has disclosed the conditions for those that will be given the government relief funds.
She told the media that only Nigerians who have at most
N5000 in their bank account and those that usually recharge N100 or N200 airtime are those the Federal govt will consider as Poor and the vulnerable ones and those are the ones that would benefit from the cash reliefs.
This was all what she said;
â€œYou are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast yesterday (April 13) has directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one million.
â€œIn this regard, we are going to focus more on the urban poor. These are people who depend on informal sector to earn their livelihood â€“ They are daily wage earners and these are people we are really going to focus more on as well as people living with disabilities.â€
The minister further explained that apart from the National Social Register, the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and previous record of purchase of recharge card by mobile phone owners would form parts of criteria in identifying the beneficiaries of the cash transfer.
She said: â€œWe are also using the mobile network, people that top up their phones with maybe N100, N200. These are the people we consider to be poor and vulnerable.â€