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Lagos state govt approves COVID-19 money transfer for residents

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The Lagos government has authorized the institution of the State Cash Transfer Unit (SCTU) for the national money transfer programme.

Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, the state commissioner for wealth creation and employment, revealed this on Thursday, May 28, The Nation reports.

Based on her, in a course of weeks, the payment of the beneficiaries verified in the first phase of the programme within the Lagos state’s social register would begin.

She stated that 8,147 validated beneficiaries from impoverished and vulnerable families are from six local government areas and 40 wards.

She further stated that they are going to pay the conditional money transfer of N5,000 per household month-to-month within the first part.

The beneficiaries already verified were picked from  Ibeju Lekki, Amuwo Odofin, Apapa, Epe, Badagry, and Lagos Island.

Nigerian governors have been working tirelessly to make sure that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t have an effect on residents of their respective states.

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has indicated that his plans for the state regardless of the Covid-19 pandemic are that before his tenure elapses, residents will take pleasure in strong financial development and growth even after he leaves the workplace.

The governor disclosed this during an interactive programme with residents of the state through digital and social media platforms on Saturday, May 23.

Governor Emmanuel promised that he’ll work tirelessly, using no matter sources at his disposal to ensure the prosperity of Akwa Ibom state.

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