The Federal government has said it will not publish the names of the beneficiaries of its Covid-19 palliatives.
This was contained in a statement by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Umar-Farouk.
“We are not going to do that. It is wrong to publish the names of cash palliatives beneficiaries to the public. It has a crime against human dignity. You don’t mock people we claim to help.”
“We understand that the CSOs are demanding this for accountability sake, but we can tell you, we have records to back all our claims and it can be investigated.
We traded the names from Federal level to state to local government and then to communities to identify the right people in need of the palliatives,”
Source: News update