Coronavirus: Buhari Didn’t Promise N30,000 Relief Package For Nigerians—Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has dismissed reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N30,000 relief package to be given to every Nigerian with a Bank Verification Number (BVN) over the lockdown of economic activities due to the coronavirus.

Mr Adesina was alleged to have announced the presidential approval of N30,000 package in a statement.

The fake statement read: ”The President announced the relief package to be given out N30,000 to every Nigerian who has a verified BVN account to ease pressure posed by the order to lockdown economic activities,

“The N30,000 relief fund will be given to every Nigerian with verified BVN account. I am sure the fund will go a long way to help Nigerians stock up their home during the stay-at-home order by the Government.”

However, in a tweet on Saturday, Adesina said the supposed approval was concocted by those he described as “fake news peddlers”.

He said: “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.