There are flying false news on internet (WhatsApp) this false information has been spreading on WhatsApp that the federal health agency are giving out N45,000 in a sequence of covid-19.
However, a report by Daily Trust in collaboration with Africa Check indicates that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is not giving out N45,000 as COVID-19 relief.
The newspaper publication debunked the series of messages being spread on WhatsApp claiming the federal health agency will be giving N45,000 due to the pandemic that is ravaging the country.
“You just won N45,000 from NCDC due to COVID19 pandemic in Nigeria call us on 09063756881 to claim,” one of the messages read
NCDC’s communications team speaking to Africa Check explained that the recent messages are false.
“Any message on relief funds being provided by NCDC is false. Please take responsibility and verify all information before sharing,” NCDC said.
He consequently urged Nigerians to disregard the information. “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. The so-called statement is hereby disclaimed,” he tweeted.