Ex-Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has urged government at all levels in Nigeria, religious bodies, corporate organizations, and individuals to concentrate on full-time strategic implementation of stomach infrastructure because hunger can kill quicker than coronavirus.
Fayose revealed that the human and economic losses to be expected inthe nearest future amid the coronabirus outbreak will be mind-boggling.
According to him, this is the time for the leaders to stand up and fight for the lives of the people like Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been doing.
He added that Sanwo-Olu’s pro-activeness and unrelenting efforts in the management of the pandemic challenges and his transparency plus interface with the people has made him stand out among his peers thus far.
His words, “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 Nigeria.
“The human and economic losses seem endless and in the face of all these, leaders must remain a leader and stand up for their people.
“We all know the sit-at-home is inevitable but the government at all levels, particularly governor 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 distributed, 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 are 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 effortlessly.”