COVID-19: Lagos Govt To Provide Staple Foods To 200,000 Households

 COVID-19: Lagos Govt To Provide Staple Foods To 200,000 Households

The Lagos State Government has announced that it would be providing staple foods and water to the indigent and the most vulnerable in the society.

such as rice, beans, garri, pepper

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this during a briefing on Friday, March 27, 2020, saying that it was part of efforts to cushion the effects of the 14-day stay-at-home directive, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the governor, the distribution of the economic stimulus package to the 200,000 is the first phase and is expected to last for a period of 14 days.

He added that the state government will be giving rice, beans, garri, pepper and some elements of Vitamin C which will last a family of six, which would be suffiient in the space of 14 day.

The governor stated that this done for people to respect the stay at home order. As he urged well-meaning corporate organisations and private individuals to complement the efforts of the government, by setting up such initiative.

Meanwhile, the governor also announced that food banks will be provided at the various local governments starting from Saturday, March 28, 2020, to ease commuting of people to markets to get basic daily needs.

As the number of confirmed cases in the state has risen to 44 and a total of 65 in the country, the governor urged residents to refrain from gathering or congregating in order to reduce the risk of further spread.

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