Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the report that Nigerians with bank verification number (BVN) will be given N30,000 Naira as relief fund is false.
The report, which went viral on Friday, said Adesina issued a statement to that effect.
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.
The pandemic has led to a lockdown in some countries where relief materials are provided for citizens.
Taking on Adesina’s tweet, some Nigerians asked if the government has any plan to help its citizens at this time.
Below is Adesina’s tweet and some responses: