Covid-19: Govt, religious groups, others must focus on ‘stomach infrastructure’ now – Fayose

By Valentine Amanze

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has called on
government at all levels in Nigeria, religious groups, corporate
organisations and individuals to focus on full time strategic
implementation of "stomach infrastructure [food]."
He said, "Hunger can kill quicker than coronavirus."
Fayose, who said that the human and economic losses occasioned by the
Coronavirus pandemic would be mind-boggling.
According to him, "In the face of all these, leaders must remain leader and stand up for their people."
In a statement by his Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, on Monday, the former governor hailed the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
for what he described as "his pro-activeness and unrelenting efforts in the management of these challenges as well as his transparency and interface with the people."
He also called on the federal government to emulate the Lagos State
government and do more on prompt information dissemination
to stem the tide of misinformation in the country.
The statement read: "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
"The human and economic losses seem endless and in the face of all
these, leaders must remain leader and stand up for their people.
"We all know the sit-at-home is inevitable but the government at all levels, particularly governors and council chairmen 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 distribute,
while bakers will be glad to be patronized 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 be making billionaires if the so-called palliatives and physical cash is 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

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