Kwara gov launches cash transfer to poor households


…Says he was in self-isolation
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Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, yesterday, confessed he had gone into self-isolation for the mandatory 14 days, having returned from the National Economic Council, NEC, meeting in Abuja on March 19, 2020, declaring he was now fine.

This is even as he launched the Federal Government’s conditional cash transfer to 25,000 households in the state, with beneficiaries getting at least N20,000 each.

Governor Abdulrazaq spoke, yesterday, in Ilorin at the launch of money transfer of the Federal Government to beneficiaries in the state to cushion the effect of the ongoing partial lock down due to COVID-19 pandemic in Kwara State.

The governor, who departed the event for an on-the-spot assessment of Sobi Specialist Hospital, which houses the state isolation centre, said Kwara had long started preparing for any eventuality of COVID-19.

He said on his self-isolation:  “Until now, I have remained in self-isolation, shortly after returning from the National Economic Council meeting in Abuja on March 19.

‘’This is in keeping faith with the COVID-19 protocol that requires anyone with probable exposure to the virus, especially after travel to frontline areas, to either self-isolate for 14 days incubation period or get tested to know their status. AlihamduliLlah, I am fine as I have always been.”

On the disbursement of the money transfer initiated by the Federal Government, the governor said:  ‘’Today (yesterday), I flagged off the disbursement of conditional cash transfer initiative of the Federal Government to 25,000 households in Kwara.

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