The Lagos State Government has commenced the distribution of food items to ameliorate the hardship being experienced by its residents as a result of the partial lockdown of the state.
This was announced by the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu through a statement released to the media late Friday.
At the first instance, over 200,000 households will receive different food items to enable them feed while the lockdown lasts.
The statement from the governor reads, in full:
“I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive to stop the spread of #COVID19.”
“This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of 6 people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly.”
“The stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, garri, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins. We want each ration to last for 14 days as we continue to evaluate the impact of #COVID19”