The Delta Commissioner for Data, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has mentioned that the distribution of palliatives within the state would start by weekend.
Aniagwu disclosed this to newsmen in a telephone chat on Thursday in Warri.
The commissioner, who was reacting to the Wednesday protest in Sapele Native Authorities Space, mentioned that authorities recognised the pains the folks have been going by.
Recalled that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta had on Tuesday prolonged the lockdown order within the state for extra two weeks after the expiration of the present 14 days which commenced on April 1.
The governor moreover imposed curfew starting from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. within the two weeks lockdown to successfully curb the unfold of the worldwide pandemic.
Aniagwu mentioned that the lifetime of the folks was extra vital to the federal government than the financial system.
“We recognised the pains our individuals are going by on this making an attempt time. We’ll begin the distribution of palliatives to the grassroot by weekend to cushion the impact of the lockdown.
“Authorities is curious about saving lives. The lifetime of the folks is extra vital to us than the financial system.
“Individuals ought to cooperate with the federal government on this making an attempt second.
“The extension of the lockdown is for the curiosity of the folks,” he mentioned.
Aniagwu urged the affluents and company our bodies within the society to help the federal government by the use of reaching out to the folks.
He suggested folks to see the combat towards the COVID-19 pandemic as collective accountability.
“Individuals mustn’t see the federal government as being harsh.
“It’s authorities and the folks on one aspect and COVID-19 on the opposite aspect,” he mentioned. (NAN)