Nigerian Government To Use BVN To Identify Poor Nigerians – Sadiya Farouq

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rampage, the FG has revealed plans to expand the social register for palliative distribution by using the Bank Verification Number (BVN).

This was disclosed yesterday by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq.

The Minister 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.

“It 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.

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.

— Parrot Nigeria

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