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SERAP to FG, CBN: Provide Spending Details on COVID-19 Relief Funds, Donations, And School Feeding

Human rights and anti-corruption group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is asking the Federal Government to and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide spending details on COVID-19 relief funds, donations and on school feeding.

SERAP also stated that the detail should include an updated list of beneficiaries of cash payments, cash transfers in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja.

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While also calling for the stop of cash payments, SERAP said payment should be done through the Bank Verification Numbers (BVNs).

“We’ve asked the Fed. Govt. and CBN to provide spending details on COVID-19 relief funds, donations & on school feeding, including updated list of beneficiaries of cash payments, cash transfers in Lagos, Ogun & Abuja; and to stop cash payments and pay people through the BVNs.

“We said in two FoI requests sent yesterday: “Providing socio-economic benefits to the country’s poorest esp. at this time of COVID-19 is a matter of human rights and not charity. It’s critical to keeping people alive, addressing inequalities, improving public trust and integrity,” part of its statement said.

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