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Omokri warns of upheaval over alleged lopsided sharing of COVID-19 palliatives



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Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, and a known critic of the Buhari administration, has warned of a possible upheaval over the lopsided nature of sharing the COVID-19 palliatives provided by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The activist, who now refers to himself as ‘Buhari tormentor’; in a post on his Twitter page, on Sunday, said that government’s cash transfer to the ‘poorest of the poor’ in the country, was lopsided.

He also alleged that only twelve percent of the cash had gone to the entire South, while eighty-eight percent remained in the Northern part of the country.

Omokri also noted that the COVID-19 lockdown was more enforced in the South than in the North.

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“General @MBuhari continues to focus 88% of his so called Conditional Cash Transfer in Northern Nigeria, and only 12% in the entire South, there may eventually be social upheaval in the South, where the #Coronavirus lockdown is more enforced than in the North,” he tweeted.

Omokri’s comments come after former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, urged Nigerians not to politicize the ongoing efforts to rid the country of coronavirus but rather join hands to defeat the scourge.

The ex-Nigerian leader, in his Easter message to Christians across the country, said this period calls for a concerted effort by all to wage a total war against the killer disease.

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