COVID-19 Lockdown: #PayUsViaBVN trends on Twitter

Amidst the extension of the lockdown in Lagos and Ogun states as well as Abuja, Nigerians are calling on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to assist them with palliative using the Bank Verification Number (BVN).

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Before now, the Federal Government has been sharing funds to poor Nigerians through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme but critics are demanding that the funds be disbursed using the BVN for accountability purposes.

The minister of Humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Farouq oversees the affairs of the initiative.

During his national broadcast on Monday, Mr Buhari said the initiative will continue and ordered the addition of 1millon households to the social register which currently has 2.6million households.

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But some Nigerians on Twitter reacted to the proclamation, asking that they be paid using the BVN. As at Monday evening, the #PayUsViaBVN began to gain momentum.

Some are complaining that residents of states where the lockdown are imposed are not been given palliatives while some states in the North that are not on lockdown are mostly beneficiaries of the scheme.

Below are few reactions captured by this reporter.

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