CovidNGR: FG Sets To Give 11 Million Poor Nigerians Palliative Materials
After the total lockdown in some states and partial lockdown in many states of the country which has led a lot of people to be staying away from their place of work, the Nigeria Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq has yesterday said the Federal Government had identified over 11 million poor Nigerians to benefit from the palliatives to cushion the harsh effects of the coronaviru pandemic.
This was made known when she was speaking in Abuja at the briefing by the presidential task force on COVID-19, she said the ministry had “11,045,537 individuals, 35 states, 453 local governments, 4,946 wards, 47,698 communities and 2,644,495 households on the national social register of poor and vulnerable households.”
However, Nigerians have started to question the modus operandi of selecting the 11 million people as poor Nigerians, because the country does not have a well known database for the less privilege and poor people like many developed countries.
CovidNGR: Kogi State Records First Covid-19 Case
After over 13 weeks the index coronavirus cases was recorded in the country, of which it has spread exponentially to almost all the states in the country excluding two states (Kogi and Cross River). However, in the latest announcement made by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC yesterday, two confirmed cases were recorded in Kogi state.It will be noted that the Kogi state government and the official of NCDC has a clash some weeks ago concerning the real situ...
CovidNGR Update: Confirmed Cases Pass 7000 As Over 200 Deaths recorded So Far
According to the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), data as at 21st of May 2020 shows that the country has now recorded 7016 confirmed cases, while 1907 cases have been discharged and 211 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory.Yesterday, NCDC announced 339 new confirmed cases and 9 deaths were recorded in Nigeria and there has been no new state that has reported a case in the last 24 hours.The 339 new cases are reported f...
CovidNGR: Bauchi Governor Recovers From Coronavirus
Barely two weeks after he was tested positive of the novel coronavirus, the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, has now been tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).This was made known by the Governor through a tweet from his twitter handle yesterday (Thursday), it will be recalled that there has been rumour some days ago that the Governor has fully recovered, but there is no official backing for the claim until yesterday when the Governor himself ma...
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