Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq , the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has handed over 40 operational vehicles to coordinators of the State COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES).
The vehicles which were procured by the Federal Project Support Unit of the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs were handed over to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikande Agba, on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Presenting the vehicles, the minister thanked the World Bank for coming to the aid of the poor and vulnerable people of Nigeria affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In his remark, the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning said the programme under the National COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES) will assist vulnerable Nigerians who were hit by the pandemic.
Each state will receive the sum of $20 million dollars over a period of two years while the FCT will get $15 million and the Federal Care Support gets $15 million with effect from June 30, 2021.