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“Government Resumes Cash Transfers to Alleviate Hardship: 12 Million Nigerians to Benefit” 2 / 2

During a retreat held by the Ministry of Finance in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Wednesday, Minister Wale Edun announced President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s decision to reintroduce direct cash transfers aimed at aiding 12 million Nigerians amidst the prevailing hardship in the country. Originally designed to assist 3 million citizens, the project’s scope has been expanded to encompass a larger demographic.

Edun emphasized the urgency of the initiative, stating, “The presidential panel on the social investment programmes has recommended to Mr. President the resumption of direct payments to the most vulnerable. Everything is being mobilized to alleviate suffering.”

He further highlighted the necessity of employing technology to ensure efficiency in the disbursement process, aiming for a seamless transition between registered beneficiaries and the direct recipients. Despite logistical challenges, the ministry is committed to implementing the program without delay to provide immediate relief to those in need.

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