A gaggle-2014 Nigeria Motion – needs the Federal Authorities to close down your entire nation instantly with a view to checking the unfold of the coronavirus pandemic.
The group says the present technique of locking down states in batches isn’t within the curiosity of the vast majority of Nigerians as ”these cleared states will be re-infected if different states will not be additionally cleared on the identical time.”
“This is able to result in extended closure of some states thereby hurting the lots of our individuals who dwell subsistent lives of every day wages and incomes,” it mentioned in a press release yesterday by its Nationwide Coverage Adviser, David Esosa Ize-Iyamu.
Ize-Iyamu added: “Nationwide shutdown ought to have been the higher method to go to pre-empt the persevering with and unabated unfold of Coronavirus.
He added: “It’s good that the federal government has regarded monetary establishments as a part of important providers, however the impact of this coverage is but to be absolutely seen.
“It’s being suggested due to this fact that simply as it’s carried out for Nigeria Shippers Council efforts ought to be intensified to activate and actualize a plan that may maintain the banks and the monetary providers working throughout the shutdown.
“It’s also suggested that the federal government ought to rapidly arrange an Emergency Produce Administration Board with operations throughout all of the states of the nation to care for the curiosity of each the consumers and sellers of farm produce at this vital time.
“This is able to mitigate the destruction of perishable produce and loss to farmers who’re largely poor and indigent individuals.
“The welfare of the lots have to be the first accountability of any authorities.
“As your entire nation offers with this pandemic, let the leaders and authorities not lose sight of different issues which can be nonetheless essential to the life and residing of the lots of the individuals.”