Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano has asked the Nigerian Federal government to give his government N1 billion to prevent the spread of Coronavirus into his state.
A statement from the governor asking for the funds to be released to his state which has not recorded any confirmed case of the viral disease, reads in part
Governor Obiano, therefore, considers it imperative that the Federal Government provides at least N1bn to Anambra, which is at risk in view of the multitude of people in its numerous markets and the peripatetic nature of the people who have been helping in the rapid development of all parts of Nigeria. Besides, we have as many as 63 major markets in the state, including the Onitsha main market, which is the largest market in West Africa.
The markets are always full of millions of people from different countries in West and Central Africa, thereby making our people vulnerable.
The statement added that a special account has been created for donations from well meaning indigenes of the state as the government works towards preventing the virus from being imported into the state.
”The Anambra State Government would like to use this opportunity to announce the creation of a special account to assist ndi Anambra grapple with the grave challenges of the coronavirus.
Known as the Anambra State COVID- 19 account, it is in response to various inquiries from people of Anambra State origin in different parts of Nigeria and beyond who have been seeking ways to assist their people since the viral disease outbreak” the statement read
March 30, 2020 at 9:10 am
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March 30, 2020 at 9:11 am
Let me break this down for you, 40 million Nigerians have BVN verified bank accounts. It will cost the FG only ₦100 billion to pay ₦250k into each account so Nigerians can buy food for themselves and their families during the #CoronaVirus lockdown. If Nigeria can budget ₦150 billion for a National Assembly of less than 500 legislators, then why can’t we spend ₦100 billion paying each of the 40 million Nigerian BVN linked account ₦250k to cushion the effects of #COVID19? We should not only share money during election Federal government should support every citizen with some money You have been taking from us for long, its time for you to give back to us let’s have one only one thing to cheer as Nigerians.