Proposed N5, 000 Grant: Idea Will Promote Corruption, PFN to FG

As the proposed N5,000 grant to poor Nigerians continue to generate reactions, the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has told the Federal Government that the idea will promote corruption in the country.

President of PFN, Bishop Wale Oke, who dropped the hint, added that most of the so-called poor Nigerians do not have phones or bank accounts and may not benefit from the grant.

Recall that the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, recently said that the Federal Government would give a transport grant of N5,000 each to between 30 million and 40 million poor Nigerians for a duration of 12 months, as a replacement for the proposed removal of fuel subsidy.

In a statement issued to newsmen in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, at the weekend, Oke also stated that removing fuel subsidy will worsen the suffering of the majority of Nigerians who are already impoverished.

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