COVID-19: Govt, corporate organisations, religious bodies, should focus on ‘stomach infrastructure’ — Fayose Ayodele
Ayodele Fayose, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, has called out the government at different levels in Nigeria,
corporate organisations, religious bodies, and well to do individuals to shift their focus on stomach infrastructure during this pandemic.
Furthermore, he mentioned hunger could kill faster than the current pandemic we are facing in the country.
On Monday, in a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Mr Lee Olayinka, the former governor, Ayodele Fayose, gave kudos to the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
He described the governor act as “his pro-activeness and unrelenting efforts
in the management of these challenges as well as his transparency and interface with the people.”
Ayodele Fayose went further to tell the federal government to emulate the governor of
Lagos state act and do work more on the dissemination of information.
The statement read in part;
“Regrettably, we all did not plan or ever imagined this level of attack occasioned by COVID-19,
same has humbled world powers not to talk of third worlds like our country Nigeria.
“The human and economic losses seem endless and in the face of all these,
leaders must remain a leader and stand up for their people.
“We all know the sit-at-home is inevitable but the government at all levels,
particularly governor and council chairpersons as well as Churches
and Mosques that have received allocations and offerings, etc.,
must forget projects and embark on full-time strategic implementation of
’stomach infrastructure’ as hunger can kill quicker than coronavirus.
“It is time to give back to the people as nothing else would matter now.
“Yam, cassava, garri, others can be bought locally and distributed,
while bakers will be glad to be patronised to bake for the people for free daily while it lasts.
This will help to enforce the stay-at-home order of the government effortlessly.
“The federal government will make billionaires if the so-called palliatives and physical cash managed by wrong hands.
“I appeal to the general public to show understanding, knowing that our challenges outweigh our income as at today.
“Today, I am sure what is on the minds of ordinary Nigerians is,
‘on stomach infrastructure, we stand’. This, if well implemented,
will no doubt help to enforce the stay at home order of the government effortlessly.”