The Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has said that 600,000 households of 100,000 each from each Area Council are billed to be benefit from the palliative measures, against the backdrop of the lockdown arising from coronavirus spread.
Speaking at a ministerial press briefing in the federal capital city yesterday, April 9, Dr. Ramatu said that there will be in place a monitoring team made up of civil society organisations, religious and traditional rulers, youth and women groups to ensure an equitable distribution of the palliatives.
She said that the distribution of the palliative package will be carried out through a door to door mechanism to prevent overcrowding.
She however, did give the date the distribution will begin.
Meanwhile, the Bank of Industry has donated the sum of N100,000,000 for the FCT palliative package, so also CGC Nigeria Ltd with N20,000,000 donation and Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company with N15,000,000 donation; Arab Contractors OAO Nigeria Ltd with N15,000,000 donation and Gilmor Engineering Ltd with N10,000,000 donation.
The United Bank for Affica (UBA) Nig. PLC had earlier donated N300,000,000 even as Honeywell Group joined the administration as part of the palliatives to be distributed.