COVID-19: Kwara govt begins cash transfer to poor households

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Monday launched the Federal Government’s conditional cash transfer to 25000 households in the state, with beneficiaries getting at least 20,000 each.

The governor said disbursement is to assist poor families who are forced to stay at home as a result of COVIS-19

He commended the Federal Government for increasing the number of CCT beneficiaries in Kwara from 10,000 to 25,000, saying the move complements the measures taken by the state to alleviate the consequences of movement restriction.

“At the moment, relief materials consisting mainly of food items are being distributed at the ward level by independent committees comprising traditional rulers, religious leaders and community-based organisations.

AbdulRazaq said he proceeded into…

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