The spokesperson to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has warned that there will violence in the country if things continue the way it is at the moment.
Omokri stated this while reacting to the claim that the cash transfer provides for the ‘poorest of the poor’ by the Federal Government is lopsided.
There had been a call from some corners that the cash transfers provided by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government are majorly enjoyed by the people in the North.
The former presidential aide in a post on Twitter noted that twelve per cent of the cash had gone to the entire South, while eighty-eight per cent remained in the North.
He further stated that adherence to the lockdown measure is more enforced in the South than in the North.
“General @MBuhari continues to focus 88% of his so-called Conditional Cash Transfer in Northern Nigeria, and only 12% in the entire South, there may eventually be social upheaval in the South, where the #Coronavirus lockdown is more enforced than in the North,” he tweeted.
Recall that the Federal Government had a week ago said it has commenced payment of N20, 000 each to five thousand beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).