Atiku Abubakar donates a N50 million relief fund for Nigerians amid Coronavirus pandemic.

by Duke Magazine
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar whose son, Mohammed, has tested positive to the novel Coronavirus, has announced a 50 million relief fund for Nigerians as the world continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic.

Atiku called on the Federal government to fashion out a way to distribute N10,000 to families as they obey the stay-at-home directive.

According to the former Vice President, a large population of Nigerians depend on a daily source of income and providing financial assistance to these families will be of great relief. 

Read his statement below: 

As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the world, I applaud the various Nigerian state governments who have proactively taken measures, such as issuing stay at home orders, and shutting down non-essential markets and other places of mass gatherings, while also giving guidelines for social distancing.

However, we must accept the fact that much of the Nigerian public have a subsistence existence. A large percentage of our people do not have the financial capacity to withstand long periods of self-isolation and even lockdown. It is, therefore, incumbent on the Federal and state governments to provide palliatives to the Nigerian people to enable them to survive, even as they abide by these necessary measures put in place for their safety.

At an approximate 30 million households or thereabouts, the government should devise modalities to distribute N10,000 as a supplement for foodstuff to each household, among other palliative measures, with no one left behind. 

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