Why FG cannot publish the names of people who recieved N2trillion #Covid19 relief payments

The Federal Government of Nigeria through Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment has released a statement giving reasons why the FG cannot reveal the names of those who recieved N2trillion as stimulus package following the #COVID19 pandemic.

“Those who benefit from the conditional cash transfer of the Federal Govt as palliative to cushion the effects of the lockdown caused by the deadly Coronavirus don’t want to be addressed as poor people that is why we can’t publish their names. ” Maryam Uwais said during an interview on Channels TV.

She also said that,” the beneficiaries of the Federal Govt’s gesture are invisible and dwell where the conventional society cannot see them and carrying journalists along to investigate the authenticity of the payments to the target persons will be cost implicative to the scheme because the funds at hand can’t pay for extra burden as we are only managing what we have”.

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