COVID-19: FG Will Use Mobile Phone Networks, BVN, others to Identify Poor Nigerians – Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq says FG will use BVN, Mobile Phone and other means to identify poor Nigerians.

The Minister revealed this on Tuesday in Abuja, while responding to questions at Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19.

Having agreed that COVID-19 relief funds have been released to reach the poorest Nigerians, She noted that this 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.

She added that the conditional cash transfer to poor households which is currently going on in some parts of the country is transparent and well organized.

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10 comments

  1. Well,if this will be the only time the citizens can believe the government,let the government make it fast because there is serious hungry in the country

  2. Madam what your definition of poor masses because even if people are OK and get the money I believe they can give to those close by which you can not reach. Nigerians have good heart it just the hardship and the way the rich and people in power threat them that make many Nigerians do some wrong things

  3. Let’s pay school feeding it will be more accessible to feed poorest and vulnerable directly, we recommend the effort of the FG on paper and news media but not in reality. I implore FG to double it effort to ensure that all what Government design to poorest and vulnerable reach them directly.

  4. Adeoye ayomide opeyemi

    If it is only way the gov’t can disburst the money they should make sure that the money reach everybody and fast because Nigerians are waiting. Thank you.

  5. please I haven’t receive my please help me

  6. Pls help us, we are in critical condition

  7. Nigerians hungry and may sure money inter any poor people account fast

  8. Pls government help us pity us we are seriously hungry our business lockdown,no food our childrens dieing like of no food.

  9. Pls help US we are seriously hungry.

  10. Please please please and please , we need the money oooooo oooooo oooooo oooooo because no food.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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