The Nigerian Red Cross Society is to commence a cash transfer to three vulnerable households to cushion the effect of Covid 19 pandemic in Taraba state.
The State Secretary, Taraba Red Cross Branch Office, Manja Martin made this known while speaking to journalists during the 2020 World Humanitarian Day in Jalingo.
He said, three local government areas were selected to benefit from the programme in the state include Takum Gassol and Jalingo.
He further said that the amount would be determined after conducting a market survey to ascertain the cost of commodities.
Manja Martin said the organisation would change from donating food items to vulnarable households to cash, believing that it would reduce the cost of transportation and would impact better on the beneficiaries.
Meanwhile the branch Secretary also announced that as part of activities marking the 2020 World Humanitarian Day, they have selected volunteers from three local governments who are currently undergoing Training on Risk Communication and Community Engagement in the prevention of Covid-19 pandemic.
He said twenty participants were selected from each of the local government areas of Takum, Gassol and Jalingo with a view to assist in sensitizing the local communities on the dreaded Corona Virus.