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EXCLUSIVE: Humanitarian Affairs Minister, Sadiya Farouq, Bows To Pressure From Lawan, Gbajabiamila To Compromise Social Register

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq Nigeria’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq, has given in to pressures from federal lawmakers to compromise the country’s social register. The lawmakers finally had their way to benefit from the conditional cash transfers in the country during a meeting with Farouq on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the lawmakers faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Nigerian Government was being implemented and called for enabling legislation in line with global best practices. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, both made their reservations about the scheme at the meeting with Farouq and top officials of the ministry on Tuesday. W...

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