The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has lambasted the Buhari government over the distribution of most of its palliatives to the North.
The body also warned the federal and the state governments over incessant and arbitrary extension of lockdown in some states and the entire federation.
A release by its Coordinator, Media and Publications, Adegboyega Otunuga, on Thursday, noted that the social and survival implications were already too weighty and taking their toll on ordinary Nigerians.
CACOL lamented that “Whereas, other states of the federation, especially in the northern part, received significant financial assistance and feeding materials like rice, beans, flour, money, etc.,
people in Lagos and many other states of the federation in the south remarkably, were left in the lurch by governments in most instances.”
It cautioned against approaches and policies of governments, especially since the first announcement of lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and FCT, Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari about one month ago.
“Sadly, the figure of the afflicted and deaths recorded was on upward mobility as well.
This made all stakeholders, including medical experts and the World Health Organization (WHO) to issue serious warnings about a looming catastrophe on the horizon in Nigeria and other global theatres of human existence.
“However, the crux of the matter is that from the statistics and on-the-spot reports available, while all efforts and attention were focussed on Lagos, Ogun states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT),
Abuja, the rest of the nation largely responded with indifference and untoward superstition as far as warning over COVID-19 was concerned with primary measures like: washing of hands, wearing of face-masks, social distancing, etc., mostly observed in the breach.
Source: News update