- Popular activist, Shehu Sani, says only Nigerians residing in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja are entitled to the conditional cash transfers promised by the federal government
- The former senator noted that Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja were the only states affected by President Muhammadu Buhari's lockdown order
- Sani noted people who are not residing in these states are not entitled to the government cash transfers
Popular activist, Shehu Sani, has explained that only Nigerians residing in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja are entitled to the conditional cash transfers promised by the federal government.
The former senator stated that Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja were the only states affected by President Muhammadu Buhari's lockdown order over the coronavirus pandemic.
He pointed out that people who are not residing in these states are not entitled to the government cash transfers.
“Baba only closed down FCT, Ogun and Lagos and you are not from these places and you want him to send you 20k...oya change your name to Rhodes or Coker,” Sani tweeted.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the ministry of finance budget and national planning to ensure that Nigerian civil servants get their salaries paid promptly.
The Nation reports that the president gave the directive on Thursday, April 2, during a meeting with members of the presidential committee on the review of the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy, held at the State House, Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that while recapping details of the meeting to State House correspondents after the meeting, the chairman of the committee and minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, also said the president further directed that measures to protect the poor and the vulnerable are put in place.
She said the committee met with the president to update him on the developments instigated by the COVID-19 pandemic globally and how much effect it has had on the nation’s economy.
Speaking on the directives to issue at the meeting, she said besides ensuring prompt payment of civil servants’ salaries, she said the president ordered the protection of critical national assets.
In another report, a former presidential candidate based in the United States of America, Chris Emejuru, has urged the federal government to work on a comprehensive palliative to ease the hardship of its recent lockdown. directives.
Emejuru specifically suggested that feeding centres across all the wards should be created in addition to payment of N18,000 minimum to poor Nigerians.
He made the suggestion in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Thursday, April 2.
Emejuru said his foundation has developed a proposal capable of addressing some of the challenges Nigerians might experience during the total lockdown.
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