Due to the harsh effect the lockdown is having on the poor residents of Lagos State, the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised to give cash and food support to the very poor in the state.
The governor disclosed this on Tuesday, while giving an update on the state’s efforts aimed at containing Coronavirus.
“Today, I am pleased to announce additional palliatives for our citizens to further ameliorate the inconvenience occasioned by this extended lockdown. In the next couple of days, we will commence a daily ‘Food Kitchen’ programme with the target to feed about 100,000 people daily. This will largely target the youths.
“We are also cleaning up our data from our various social registers to get a clean list of truly vulnerable and economically challenged persons to enable us remit some cash to them. We aim to do these cash transfers by the end of the week to a minimum of 250,000 indigent citizens.
He disclosed further that all the vehicles impounded in the state from March 1, 2020, would be released freely to their owners, but warned the state government would not tolerate disobedience to orders during the lockdown, saying thaawless residents would be dealt with by security agencies.