Saturday, November 28, 2020

Federal Government and World Food Programme begin $4m cash and food distribution



The Federal Government and the World Food Programme are jointly distributing cash and food items worth about $4m to vulnerable households in urban centres to cushion the harsh effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on beneficiaries of the intervention.

WFP Representative in Nigeria, Dr Paul Howe said in Abuja that his agency is injecting $3m into the local economies of three urban hotspots in Abuja, Kano and Lagos.

He further stated that the Federal Government is providing food from the national strategic grains reserve, a contribution worth over $1m for intervention in urban hotspots in Abuja, Lagos and Kano.

Howe, who disclosed this during the distribution of cash and food items to beneficiaries in Karmajiji, a suburb in Abuja, stated that the Federal Government and WFP were providing assistance in three council areas of the Federal Capital Territory.