FG to register poor Nigerians for cash transfers

The federal government is developing what it described as a rapid response register to enhance the enrollment of poor and vulnerable citizens in urban centres.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, made the disclosure at the Open Government Partnership 2020 Virtual Leaders Summit Roundtable, with the theme, “Open Recovery: Tracking the Trillions of Dollars in Stimulus and Safety Net Packages.”
According to her, poor and vulnerable Nigerians captured in the register would benefit from cash transfers to cushion the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.