- Nigerians have called on the federal government to provide funds to the people
- They took to Twitter to make the call and asked the government to use the Bank Verification Number to send funds to people
- This move is a reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's order to extend the lockdown in Lagos, Abuja, and Ogun
President Muhammadu Buhari recently addressed Nigerians on live television about the measures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus. The president gave the address on Monday, April 13.
In his speech, the president called on Nigerians to take the pandemic seriously. He noted that religious centers of the world have been in lockdown since the virus was declared a pandemic.
The president also stated that the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja would be extended for another 14 days. After the address, Nigerians took to the popular microblogging platform, Twitter, to react.
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Nigerians asked the president to please provide relief funds for Nigerians during the lockdown. They said the lockdown has caused hunger for those who are unable to make their daily income.
They told the president to use the Bank Verification Number given to Nigerians to easily transfer the funds if he is worried about the virus spreading.
See some of the reactions below:
However, one Nigerian believes that the Bank Verification Number method would not work. He is of the opinion that those with BVN are not among the poorest of the poor.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the former Big Brother Naija star Natacha Akide, popularly known as Tacha, recently took to social media to call on the federal government of Nigeria to provide a means of survival during coronavirus lockdown.
Tacha advised the government to use the Bank Verification Number to send funds to people. She also listed other means of survival that should be provided to the people. She listed things like food, electricity, security, and water.
The former reality star added that anyone who is hungry would not practice the health guidelines given to people to curb the spread of the virus.
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