COVID-19: Ohanaeze Tasks Govt on Provision of Stimulus Packages for Citizens

Published 29th March, 2020

Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC), the apex Igbo youth organization, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider the options of providing support through stimulus measures, irrespective of the denial of rumors that there is a 30 thousand Naira package for Nigerians with Biometric Verification Number(BVN).

According to Sundiata Post, the group advocated that the Presidency should look inwardly on the remote consequences of the lockdown in many States over the increasing cases of Coronavirus disease.

OYC, in a press release jointly signed by it’s President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Okwu Nnabuike, expressed concern over the challenges the citizenry may face following the planned lockdown across Nigeria

”Without stimulus packages for Nigerians, hunger might drive Nigerians not to comply with the preventive measures put in place for their safety.

Ohanaeze commended the proactive measures taken by Southeast Governors to checkmate the spread of Coronavirus.

The group also called on Igbos, irrespective of the pains associated with the lockdown, to abide by the rules and regulations to ensure the Southeast remains safe from the killer COVID-19 pandemic.

“We expect Enugu Government to do the needful and douse the tension associated with the new cases, there’s no need for Igbos to return home from the West and North during this period

“We commend the efforts of various Southeast States task force on the need to shut down all social gatherings especially burials and weddings and churches”.

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