Under the National Social Register Programme, 150,000 beneficiaries of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Register would be paid for six months, equal to N30,000, by the end of April 2022, according to the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
The Minister, Sadiya Umar Farouk, stated this in a document obtained by The Punch on Sunday detailing the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development’s strategic plan and operations.
Remember that in March 2022, there was a big Nassco Covid-19 Credit Alert of N30,000, signaling the extensive payout of the RRR grant to a significant number of Rapid Response Register beneficiaries.
The rrr payment, which was made in one lump sum of N30,000, covered N5,000 over a six-month period, which is the duration of the National Social Register Program, which was designed to help urban poor informal workers who were daily wage earners working across towns and cities and were impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Farouk, the Ministry has been able to pay the sum of N5000 to 850,000 beneficiaries digitally through the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System, where each account is carefully validated by the system before payment, out of one million beneficiaries targeted by the government in the Pilot Phase of the Rapid Response Register.
The Minister stated that as of 2022, the Ministry has registered 46 million people in 36 states and the FCT, totaling 11 million families, under the National Social Register.
Farouk also revealed that starting in June 2022, another two million beneficiaries will get N5,000 basic cash transfers and an additional N5,000 Conditional Cash Transfers to their bank accounts, totaling N20 billion to be spent on the National Cash Transfer Program’s beneficiaries.
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