Amid the grueling impact of COVID-19 on the economy, Nigerians on social media has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to credit their account using BVN numbers instead of “unverified” selective cash payment the government claimed it is carrying out.
This appeal started gathering momentum on Twitter after the President’s speech on Monday night.
The government since the lockdown has maintained that many vulnerable Nigerians are receiving palliative packages which include conditional cash transfer.
However, Nigerians seem unconvinced that the government is giving out the money as there have been claims in some quarters that no beneficiary has confirmed receipt of the said money.
In a similar call, the spokesman of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign, Segun Sowunmi while speaking to Channels TV equally called on the government to pay the beneficiaries through BVN.