COVID-19: Lagos state government set to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents

The Lagos state government has offered to provide food items at the doorsteps of residents who are currently indoors in their effort to control the spread of the dreaded virus called coronavirus.

This was announced by the Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his Twitter handle and he says the idea is to reduce the sufferings of the people as it plans to give the food items to about 200,000 households containing six members in the first instance. Among the food items to be distributed to residents are bags of rice, garri, beans, bread, pepper, drinking water, vitamins, among others, adding that the gesture is a continuous process.

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I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive to stop the spread of #COVID19.

This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of six people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly.

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The stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, gari, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins. We want each ration to last for 14 days as we continue to evaluate the impact of #COVID19.

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lease stay home with your loved ones. We want the best for you, he wrote.

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