The operational vehicles

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq has handed over 40 Operational vehicles for onward distribution to Coordinators of States Covid-19 Action Recovery And Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES)

In a statement by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media Nneka Anibeze, the Minister said vehicles were procured by the Federal Project Support Unit of the Ministry.

The NG CARES is a federal government initiative with support from the World Bank to mitigate the effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq during the distribution of the vehicles

According to the statement Hajiya Sadiya presented the vehicles to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Prince Clem Agba.

It stated that she thanked World Bank for the support of the poor and vulnerable people of Nigeria affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I want to, on behalf of the President and the people of Nigeria, appreciate the World Bank for this wonderful gesture of coming to the aid of the poor and vulnerable people of Nigeria and businesses that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. I strongly believe that the vehicles will go a long way in assisting the State Coordinators of the programme in carrying out the herculean task of alleviating the suffering of ordinary people in the country.

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning Prince Clem Agba assured that the program under the National Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus ( NG-CARES) will assist vulnerable Nigerians who were hit by the pandemic.

Each state will receive the sum of $20 million dollars over a period of two years while the FCT will get $15 million and the Federal Care Support gets $15 million with effect from June 30, 2021.

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