COVID-19: 121 beneficiaries in Iho Ward Ikeduru were the first to cash out N10,000.
The disbursement was flagged off in Ikeduru LGA by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, in the presence of the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prof. Placid Njoku and Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba.
The recipients are determined by Community Based Targeting, a component of the Household Uplifting Programme of the Federal Government.
The number of recipients varies according to the degree of perceived vulnerabilities in each community.
Hajia Farouq charged them to use the money to care for their families during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For his part, the Deputy Governor Placid Njoku thanked the President and promised to ensure that the money gets to the right hands.