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TOKE MAKINWA TO BUHARI: Don’t concentrate on lockdown alone; people need to feed

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TOKE MAKINWA TO BUHARI: Don’t concentrate on lockdown alone; people need to feed

Author and media personality, Toke Makinwa, has reacted to the decision by the Federal Government led to extend movement restriction in Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for an extra 14 days in a bid to effectively tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

The chatterbox broadcaster, who took to her official Twitter page to react to the extension, said that the government should not just be focused on lockdown, but make provisions on how people will feed during the hard times.

According to her, the least the Federal government of Nigeria can do to help cushion the effect of the extension is to credit the account of citizens who have BVN with N10, 000 (ten thousand naira).

The full details of Toke Makinwa tweet reads; “Lockdown, lockdown the least you can do is credit everyone’s account, even if it’s 10k.

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”BVN is available yet you want those who have resorted to being their own government to die of hunger. 14 days more is about to bite even harder,” she added.

Recall that the president had on March 29 ordered a total cessation of movement in the three cities in a bid to halt the spread of the virus.

The initial 14-day restriction expired at midnight on Monday, April 13, 2020.

In a nationwide address to update Nigerians on his administration’s efforts to rid the country of the scourge, the President said the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that a large proportion of new infections are now occurring in the country through person-to-person contacts.

He said the government must, therefore, pay attention to the danger of close contact between person to person in a bid to flatten the curve of transmission in Nigeria.

He urged Nigerians to continue to take responsibility for the recommended measures to prevent transmission, including maintaining physical distancing, good personal hygiene and staying at home.

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