Federal Government Is Not Paying Nigerians Money For Coronavirus Relief - Femi Adesina
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says the report that Nigerians with bank verification number (BVN) will be given N30,000 as relief fund is false.
The said amount was to help Nigerians "stock up their home during the stay-at-home order by the government". As a way of reducing the spread of COVID-19, both federal and state governments placed restrictions on public gathering.
In a tweet on Saturday, Adesina asked Nigerians to disregard the information.
"Fake news peddlers have concocted a statement, purportedly issued by me, saying FG will pay N30,000 to each Nigerian with BVN, to help them stock up before an impending national lockdown. Not me. The so-called statement is hereby disclaimed," he tweeted.