COVID-19: FG Will Use BVN to Identify Poor Nigerians – Minister

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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.

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“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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