The Federal Government, on Saturday, debunked claims that the presidency had mapped out plans to pay N30,000 to each Nigerian with a Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The reports added that President Muhammadu Buhari had set aside billions of naira to give to 40 million Nigerians at N30,000 per person to cushion the effect of the pandemic.
Refuting the reports, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Buhari, stated: “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 lock down.
“Not me. The so-called statement is hereby disclaimed.”