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100,000 families to receive FG’s upliftment grant for three months

President Bola Tinubu has approved the sum of 3.6 million uplift grant for some families in Nigeria.

The grant will be disbursed under the National Construction and Household Support Programme.

The sum of 50,000 will be  given to 100,000 families in each state of the federation for three months.

Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, confirmed this in a statement.

It read in part: “In addition, other items under the National Construction and Household Support Programme include:

“One-off allocation to states and the Federal Capital Territory of N10 billion for the procurement of buses and CNG uplift programme.

“Delivery of N50,000 uplift grants each to 100,000 families per state for three (3) months.

“Provision for labour unions and civil society organizations.

“Deployment of N155 billion for the purchase and sale of assorted foodstuffs to be distributed across the nation.”

During the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja, Tinubu urged state governors to work together to meet the needs of citizens.

Tinubu also promised that “he is willing to provide the needed support to ensure that Nigerians are relieved of hardship.”

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