Federal Government Will Identify Poor Nigerians Through Their BVN – Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs

As the coronavirus pandemic keeps on rampaging, the Federal Government has revealed plans to extend the social register for palliative circulation by using the Bank Verification Number (BVN).

This was revealed on 21st April,2020 by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq, click here to read more news.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, noticed that this digital measure will be quicker 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 included that the conditional money transfer to poor household which is as of now going on in some part of the nation is straightforward and efficient,

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She additionally uncovered that common civil groups, traditional and religious leader, 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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