COVID-19 :Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari told to pay Nigerians N200,000 each
“Mr. President, Pay Nigerians a sum of 200,000 each as impectus package, over the devastating persistent virus refer to COVID-19.”
The National Publicity Secretary of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), Adelaja Adeoye disclosed this to the newsmen on Thursday .
In his statement to the newsmen, he said it is quite important for government to stut people who have not been working as a result of the lock down and also the fear of the virus.
More so, he has beckoned upon all the governors of the state in the country to pay double salaries to all their workers in the states, including all the indigenes with a sum of 50,000 each.
It’s achievable if the government really want to do this. Government can work the banks since over 40 million Nigerians have connections with the bank through Bank Verification Number (BVN).
Both the Federal and State levels can provide palliative support for Nigerians from the age of 18 years. The issue of data base is gradually being sorted by the National Identification Management Corporation (NIMC), so, the payment process should not be delayed.
Adelaja added that, other part of the world are doing it, so there is no reason why it cannot be done here. He said similar stimulus package is being rendered in the US where President Trump allocated two trillions dollars to be shared among all the citizens.
It was done again in Canada, where their Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced $2000 to be paid to citizens who had lost their jobs during the pandemic era.
Adelaja summoned Nigerian Government to learn how to care for citizens well-being and provide them with supports during this pandemic era just as other countries have adopted.
In the United Arab Emirates, the government supply each and every homes with food items on a weekly basis, but it cannot work in Nigeria as those food items will end missing in transit. And again, for such pollution of Nigeria, it will be difficult to handle.
The only best way is to make direct transfer to all Nigerians who have BVN so that they can use the money to buy foods and drugs. Adelaja noted.
Government should also minimize the tension and fear that has been created as a result of COVID-19 in order to avoid severe psychological effect it would caused on people even after the era of the pandemic.
Finally, he said all the donations by corporate organisations should be strictly monitored because of some corrupt individuals that will use it for their own purpose without considering the masses.