TraderMoni, conditional transfers, wrong vehicles


Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo

• Say School Feeding Programme irrelevant
• ‘Measures capture only 15% of people that need support’

By Peter Egwuatu, Assistant Business Editor & Naomi Uzor

Experts and stakeholders in Nigeria’s economy have expressed mixed feelings over the Federal Government’s decision to use TraderMoni, conditional transfers and School Feeding schemes as vehicles for palliatives to cushion the effect of lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states as well as Abuja, as a result of coronavirus outbreak.

President Muhammadu Buhari had, while announcing the 14-day-lockdown, which commenced on Tuesday, in a broadcast last Sunday, said, “For residents of satellite and commuter towns and communities around Lagos and Abuja whose livelihoods will surely be…



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