Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed those who will benefit from the sharing of food and money as palliatives in the coronavirus pandemic.
This he pointed out in his Seventh Update on the effort by his administration against the virus.
Sanwo-Olu said: “In my address to you last week, I announced the commencement of a new set of palliative measures, in addition to all the existing ones.
“The new measures include the following: Our Daily “Food Kitchen” program to feed 100,000 youths daily.”
He confirmed the distribution of food and relief items “to critical community stakeholders. including but not limited to religious and ethnic groups and associations; market associations, tertiary institutions (both state and federal); and all political parties in the state.”
“A cash transfer scheme for our most indigent citizens, using data from our various social registers is currently on-going, he said
“There is a three-month interest repayment moratorium on all government loan programs.
“I am pleased to let you know that all of these are going on as promised. The Daily Food Kitchen for youths and the distribution of food items to critical community stakeholders’ groups are all going on without any hitch.”
On the issue of security, Sanwo-Olu has sounded a note of warning to hoodlums by pointing out that Lagos will not succumb to their activities.
“Our people must be able to go to bed with both eyes closed; every law-abiding citizen must continue to enjoy the guarantee of safety in their homes and neighbourhoods.
“But as for criminal elements, there will be no rest for you. As I said in my last address, there is no room whatsoever in Lagos State for criminality of any kind.
“The patrols and shows-of-force will continue, the arrests will continue, and all suspects will duly be charged to court.”