FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL USE BVN TO IDENTIFY THE POOR NIGERIANS-HUMANITARIAN AFFAIR MINISTER



Nigeria  Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has opened up on Tuesday in Abuja, while responding to questions at Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 that BVN is what the Federal Government will use to allocate money to the poor Nigerians.

According to her such a digital measure will be faster and make the distribution more effective.

“We are using other models including BVN to identify bank accounts. We are also using mobile phone networks to identify poor and vulnerable people in the society.

“This is going to be faster, transparent and give room for more accountability,” she said.

The Minister also said that the conditional cash transfer to poor households which is currently going on in some parts of the country is transparent and well organized.

According to the Minister, all measures have been put in place by the Federal Government to avoid duplication of households.

She also revealed that civil groups, traditional and religious leaders, among others are performing the role of identifying the poor in their communities thereby assisting the Federal Government in the distribution.

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National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu had earlier urged the Federal Government to make cash payments to households through Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) as palliative.

Speaking to the Federal Government the APC National leader said "The move would help cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians and the best way to reach the poor is by the use of BVN alone".

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