By Deborah Mustapha
In tickle of an eye, the Federal government of Nigeria has disclosed her readiness to pay the sum of N20,000 to Nigerians, who have less than N5,000 in their bank accounts.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar, disclosed this recently in Abuja.
According to the statement, such citizen would form part of the additional one million households approved by President Muhammadu Buhari to partake in the cash payment as the president has assured Nigerians that he would continue to support Nigerians amidst the lockdown and coronavirus spread.
Speaking the mind of fellow Nigerians, this initiative was what many Nigerians have been anticipating for since the beginning of lockdown, but unfortunate and to every citizens’ surprise, not everyone would receive the supportive cash transfer as only one million individuals are targeted.
This was made known after the given of cash to over 10 million masses, whose federal government described the poorest households in the country.
Following reactions, some suggested an idea to cash out all money in their accounts, if hopefully with that, they will be one of the beneficiaries. While some doubted if the promise or disbursements is real.
However many have said that the federal government should tell the truth if they are ready or not to give them the palliative.