Few days ago, the Federal government of Nigeria commenced the payment of N20,000 conditional cash transfer payment.
The conditional cash transfer payment which is part of President Muhammadu Buhari palliative measure to cushion the effect of lockdown and coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
The payment had earlier kicked off in Abuja and also several other states of the Federation including Anambra, Delta, Kano, Ekiti and Oyo state.
The N20,000 payment is solely targeted at persons of concern, the vulnerable and people Nigerians most of whom are unbanked.
In the wake of this, the lawmaker representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Shina Peller has found the N20,000 conditional cash transfer payment hard to believe.
Taking to his official Twitter account,official Twitter account, Shina Peller questioned the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Farouq, who had earlier announced that 2.6 million Nigerians have benefitted from the N20,000 coronavirus pallative.
Shina Peller tweeted:
If the Federal Government claims that 2.6m households have benefited from the N20,000 palliatives, does that imply that 52 billion Naira was shared amongst Nigerians? I’ve been pondering on this to make sense of it
If the Federal Government claims that 2.6m households have benefited from the N20,000 palliatives, does that imply that 52 billion Naira was shared amongst Nigerians? I’ve been pondering on this to make sense of it. pic.twitter.com/BeppnLjTU4
— Shina Peller (@ShinaPeller) April 8, 2020