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The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Farouq has made known the general public via her Twitter handle how money will be transferred to households.

She emphasized that the cash transfer would only be for the vulnerable people in the society as stated by the President in his speech on Sunday 29th March 2020.

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According to her, the cash transfer will be through the data from the National Social Register and this would help capture more households to also be benefit from the cash transfer.

In her tweet she wrote,

“We will continue with the Cash transfers to households, using data mined from the National Social Register, while we rapidly expand the National Social Register to immediately capture more households to benefit from the cash transfer programme.

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The National Social Register is a register containing all the information on the poor people or people who are living in very low daily income. The National Social Register builds a database of poor and vulnerable households and coordinates social protection programs in Nigeria.

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