Lagos Unveils New Palliative To Feed 100, 000 People Daily following the extension of the lockdown by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who disclosed this while giving an update on COVID-19 via his Twitter handle said, the food kitchen program is targeted at youths.
He added that the measure is aimed at reducing the inconvenience occasioned by the extended lockdown.
Lagos Unveils New Palliative
Sanwoolu said “ Today, I announced more measures to cushion the effect of the extended lockdown in Lagos. We have begun the distribution of relief items to 250,000 vulnerable residents and in addition to this, 100,000 youths will be provided one meal per day across LCDAs via our food kitchens.“
Also, the governor said that the state would soon commence cash transfer to a minimum of 250,000 indigent citizens.
“We are cleaning up our data from our various social registers to get a clean list of truly vulnerable and economically challenged persons to enable us to remit some cash to them.”
We aim to do these cash transfers by the end of the week to a minimum of 250,000 indigent citizens,” he added.
Speaking on the welfare package for an indigent and vulnerable segment of the society that was rolled out during the first set of the stay-at-home directive, Sanwo-Olu confirmed that some hitches were encountered along the way.
“We have since revised the process and have now seen a marked improvement in the distribution of the relief packages, with the delivery being carried out in a dignifying manner that is fully compliant with all public health directives and guidelines.
“In the first and second phase of the program, we were able to reach over 200,000 households which include the vulnerable, physically challenged and the elderly.
He further disclosed that over 18,000 people had accessed free medical services in the state within the lockdown period while over 600 childbirths have been recorded, all free of charge.
The Lagos state governor also issued an order to security agents in the state to release all impounded vehicles arrested for minor traffic offences from March 1, 2020, to date.
He said the directive takes effect following the end of the first 14 days lockdown.