The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has made it known that poor urban dwellers who recharge their phones with N100, N200 and have N5000 in their accounts would mostly benefit from the Federal Government conditional cash transfer scheme.
She made this known when she fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, April 14.
The minister revealed to the president that those saddled with the responsibility of carrying out his directive on expansion of the social register as he directed in his broadcast on Monday would focus more on the poor and vulnerable.
She said: “You are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast yesterday (April 13) has directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one million.
“In this regard, we are going to focus more on the urban poor. These are people who depend on informal sector to earn their livelihood – They are daily wage earners and these are people we are really going to focus more on as well as people living with disabilities.
“We are also using the mobile network, people that top up their phones with maybe N100, N200. These are the people we consider to be poor and vulnerable.”