The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 introduced a new scheme to feed 100,000 youths daily and also dole out cash to cushion the effect of the lockdown extension in the state.
The Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed this at a briefing in the State House. He said that the government will open food kitchens in all the councils in the state with a target to provide one meal per day to 100,000 youths.
He added that there will also be unconditional cash transfer to 250,000 vulnerable residents and economically challenged persons who have identification numbers with Lagos State Residents Registration Agency.
The governor also ordered the immediate release of all private and commercial vehicles impounded from March 1, 2020 for minor traffic offences by the police, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and Vehicle Inspection Agency to date.
Sanwo-Olu urged the residents to remain calm emphasizing that the lockdown extension will afford the frontline health workers to ramp up contact identification, testing, and admission of suspected and confirmed cases.