- With bandits and insurgent wrecking havoc in the northwest region, FG said it suspended its conditional cash transfer event in Zamfara
- Humanitarian affairs and disaster management ministry cited insecurity for the postponement
- Zamfara has 76 cases of Covid-19 as total infection in the county hit 12,486 with 3,959 and 354 fatalities
Amid security loopholes, the federal government says it has suspended its ongoing conditional cash transfer interventions programme slated for the weekend in Zamfara state.
The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development made this known on Monday, June 8, as contained in a statement on its social media page, citing security reason for the postponement.
The statement, signed by Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, the ministry's deputy director of information, further stated that a new date will be fixed for the continuation of the programme.
According to the ministry, the distribution of other palliatives set to cushion the effect of the highly-ravaging Covid-19 infection slated for the weekend in the state will also be put on hold, pending a new date.
"The Ministry in a statement said the flag off of Geep loans, fertilizer distribution and handing over of COVID-19 palliatives all scheduled for the weekend in Zamfara have been suspended till further notice," Ishaku Iliya said.
The conditional cash transfer is one of the measures embarked upon by the federal government to help out the vulnerable and the poor facing the harsh economic reality of the coronavirus pandemic.
Zamfara has 76 cases of Covid-19 as total infection in the county hit 12,486 with 3,959 and 354 deaths.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the House of Representatives has decided to subject the service chiefs to an inquiry as insecurity continues to pose threats to the peaceful existence of Nigeria.
During a plenary on Thursday, June 4, the federal lawmakers at the lower chambers raised eyebrows against the security potholes and rise in attacks in some states.
They resolved that the atrocities committed by bandits and Boko Haram terrorists grossly betrayed the efforts and commitment of the federal government towards the security of the country.
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