- Nigerians complained of not being beneficiaries of the government’s N20,000 conditional cash transfer
- This trended the #PayUsViaBVN hashtag on Twitter earlier this week
- Tinubu’s plea comes shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari extended the lockdown for 14 days
National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu wants the Nigerian government to disburse funds to the citizens using their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
Tinubu in a statement said the relief fund will reduce the hardship faced by many due to the Lockdown orders
“Most families need relief. If relief is not forthcoming, these families risk hunger and its attendant suffering and woes,” Tinubu said.
“The money-less family still needs food, water, shelter and, to a lesser degree, utilities. In a compassionate society, they should not be made to do without.”
Tinubu’s plea comes shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari extended the lockdown for two weeks.
Nigerians are complaining about untold hardship due to the Lockdown
Contrary to Government’s relief packages to the poor and vulnerable, many Nigerians complained of not being beneficiaries of the government’s N20,000 conditional cash transfer it said commenced days after the first lockdown.
This trended the #PayUsViaBVN hashtag on Twitter earlier this week where citizens expressed displeasure in the method government was using to render palliatives to poor families.
Tinubu in support of the trend as asked that the government comply with the directives to alleviate the sufferings of the masses during the Lockdown.
He also asked the government to extend the disbursement of the funds to companies who cannot sustain their operations by paying the workers on their payroll.
“The stipend can help companies stay in operation while maintaining workers on their payroll. By maintaining workers, the company can more swiftly return to full operation when normalcy returns,” Tinubu said.