Following the extension of the lockdown as announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerians are reacting via twitter using the hastag #payusviaBVN to demand for renumeration during the period.
Can we push this hashtag with the same energy we use in dragging people like gen?😥#payusviaBVN
— Orthopedic Doctor's Daughter (@giftedivas) April 13, 2020
The Bank Verification Number commonly called BVN is a biometric identification system implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria to curb or reduce illegal banking transactions in Nigeria.
It is a modern security measure in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria Act 1958 to reduce fraud in the banking system.
Government introduced a Cashless policy and also initiated Verification of account number through BVN to curb criminality and corruption, but now,the govt av decided that paying through BVN is too transparent for them.
Dear sinzu #PayusviaBVN
— DEMAGOGUE PhD.💘senior advocat🎓 (@von_Bismack) April 13, 2020
With references to Namibia and Canada where the government have been depositing moneys in individuals accounts, Nigerians are also demanding same.
Namibia government has started transferring money to it's citizens bank accounts & every other means employable..
— YH (@Yemihazan) April 13, 2020
— 𝙷𝙾𝙴𝚗𝚒𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚞 (@TzOlawale) April 13, 2020
Some are even angry with banks who opted to donate billions of naira to the government which they say will be squandered while they have almost nothing in their accounts.
See reactions below:
NCDC should stop asking us to take responsibility, let the government take responsibility and #payusviaBVN
— Okechukwu Michael Barth 🥉 🏃 (@OBarth_official) April 13, 2020
Dear Nigerian Government,
Pls retweet , I'll follow back and even send you from my own 20k!
— G.V (@General_Vamo) April 13, 2020
— Buzi Brown (@buzibrownie) April 13, 2020
#payusviaBVN . Stop saying that you will only give palliative to the poorest of the poor. There are people who live in estates or flats that don't have what to eat. Nigerians, let's make #payusviaBVN trend. Let's also continue to ask for security because of recent robberies.
— A shy girl called xxvviii (@Makolo41706665) April 14, 2020