COVID-19: Lawmaker appeals to privileged Nigerians on palliative

Nnolim Nnaji

Nnolim Nnaji, House Committee Chairman on Aviation, has appealed to privileged Nigerians to reach out to the vulnerable persons, in a bid to cushion the effect of the lockdown.

Nnaji made the appeal while distributing food items comprising of 600 bags of rice and 600 cartons of noodles including some amount of money to his constituents in Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu State.

The appeal was made known in a statement by the lawmaker’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr Titus Agbo on Friday.

Nnaji explained that the present situation in the country required that the privileged Nigerians must come out to support what the States and Federal Governments were doing to provide succour to the citizens.

“This is the time we have to demonstrate our true African belief of being our brothers’ keepers by sharing whatever we have with our neighbours so that together we can overcome this pandemic.

“I am also appealing to the corporate bodies and churches to equally step in and assist in providing palliatives to the people.

“This assistance is necessary because majority of the citizens who live on daily income are already suffering the consequences of the stay- at -home order across the country,” he said.

He further expressed concern over the disturbing videos of severe human rights abuses against those who violated the stay -at- home order by some security agencies, trending on social media.

The lawmaker however demanded for thorough investigation of the actions of the security agents involved and the perpetrators fished out for appropriate sanctions, to serve as deterrent to others.

Nnaji suggested possible withdrawal of the military from amongst the security agencies assembled to enforce the lockdown directive by government, occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic. (NAN)

– Apr. 10, 2020 @ 18:55 GMT |

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