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FG Must Focus On Nigerian Women, Children As They Share Coronavirus Palliatives – Ego

Coronavirus NigeriaGender expert and Founder Voice for Less Privileged Persons Organisation, VOLPO, Dr. Ego-Queen Ezuma has come out to say beg Federal and State governments to concentrate on women and children as they distribute palliatives amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Ego revealed that if this is not done, most vulnerable women and their children will not get anything, which will defeat the purpose of the goodwill.

According to her, women and kids must be the main concern of any government and they need to receive their legitimate portions as the food items and other essentials are been distributed.

She added that proper supervision is needed during distribution plus households need to be given enough food items that will last them the period, else, people will continue to break the lockdown rules.

“There should be proper supervision and enough given to households to sustain themselves this period. We also want government to put in place measures that would sustain the palliatives given to Nigerian.

Her words, “The fight against this deadly virus called Coronavirus is not a joke, and we see the government doing what it could to contain it including the stay-at-home order given to Nigerians in order to contain spread of the virus.

“We happy that Nigerians are complying with the order as they have been indoors for over a week so they would be safe and others as well.

“We in Voice for Less Privilege, VOLPO are seriously concerned with the plight of Nigerians who fend for themselves daily including the aged, indigent and physically challenged persons this period of lockdown and stay-at-home orders.

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“We urge the Federal and State governments to focus distribution of items including food on indigent women, children, aged and physically challenged. “

Meanwhile reports will be written that all vulnerable persons were all taken care of, which most at times are not true. These palliatives should get to the ward level at the local government level, and involve the vulnerable to handle their own affair in the distribution of the packages.”

“There should be proper supervision and enough given to households to sustain themselves this period. We also want government to put in place measures that would sustain the palliatives given to Nigerian.

“We as nongovernmental organizations are not also left out as we give to support our fellow Nigerians, there should be that foresight on how to sustain the programme while the lockdown and stay-at-home order last”

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