The Federal Government has been giving N20,000 relief fund to vulnerable persons to cushion the effects of the lockdown after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), imposed lockdown on Lagos, Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory. Other state governors have also initiated similar measures to contain the spread of the virus.
But according to some citizens in Lagos State, they haven’t gotten any relief fund from the federal government.
While some said the FG’s promise could be a scam .
One of them, an old woman in her late 60’s Mrs Florence Njoku said she picked plastic bottles to sell but it didn’t provide enough income for her family.
The grey-haired woman has heard of government palliatives, food and a sum of N20,000 the Federal Government is giving out to vulnerable people like her to cushion the effect of lockdown but none has yet to come her way. “I have not received any palliatives from government,” she disclosed.
The report further showed that the highest number of beneficiaries is in Katsina State, Buhari’s hometown, at 133,227.
Other states with the highest number of beneficiaries are Zamfara, 130,764; Jigawa, 99,044; Kano, 84,148; and Plateau, 78,430.
Alot of others also came out share how miserable their lives had been since the lockdown.
“If government wants us to stay home for now, they should provide what to eat for us.
Government promised to give poor people N20,000 but we have not receive anything.” they complained
Below are pictures of others involved: