Don’t give your BVN to anybody, FG warns Nigerians
By Ahmed Suleiman
The Federal Government has warned Nigerians to abstain from giving their Bank Identification Numbers, (BVN) to anyone saying that is a trick to hack into the savings of the unsuspected public. The Federal Government also warned Nigerians to stay away from hospitals saying it is not the right time for anyone to visit hospitals for anything.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF) Boss Mustapha said there is the prospect of unscrupulous Nigerians exploiting the current lockdown situation for criminal enterprise. The SGF also said contrary to speculations, none of the members of the Presidential Task Force has received any allowance.
“Payment of allowance is statutory but members of the Committee have not taken any money since the outbreak of COVID-19”, Mustapha said. He spoke during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force held today in Abuja. Irohinoodua monitored the press event.
He regretted that some Nigerians appear to be ignorant inspite of the obvious consequences of COVID-19 spread across the continents of the world.
The Minister for Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola said the country is facing a difficult moment adding that COVID-19 is not only affecting the health of people all over the world, but also affecting the wealth of individuals and nations. The Minister appreciated the efforts of Nigerians who have decided to make sacrifices during an historically difficult moment for the country.
“We appreciate what Nigerians are doing at this point. There has been tremendous community support for poor people across states” Aregbesola said. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed said he was disturbed by false information being spread across the country that billions of naira have been collected to be shared among Nigerians. He said since this incidence, he has been receiving loads of requests from the public acting on the false alarm. The Task force is detailed to respond nationally to COVID-19, mitigate against its spread and also build network with international organisations to seek assistance where necessary.