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Friday, April 3, 2020

Ogun Speaker Appeals To Residents Not To Forget Indigent People As Two Weeks Lockdown Begins


From Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

As Ogun State begins its lockdown to halt the spread of the Coronavirus in compliance with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Kunle Oluomo, has appealed to residents to be their brother's keeper in order to complement government’s efforts at assisting the less privileged and the vulnerable groups.

Oluomo said that the cooperation of the people with government was essential during the lockdown of the State for two weeks with effect  from 11pm  Friday, stressing that it is a major sacrifice towards curtailing the spread of the Coronavirus in the State.

The Speaker gave the advice on Friday while fielding questions from reporters in Abeokuta about government's  efforts at alleviating the plights of the indigents during trying time of the global pandemic.

He noted that the State Government had embarked on the distribution of food items to support the less privileged, the widow, aged and other indigent groups  but there was also  need for more through the supports and care of the residents to their neighbours to give them succour during the period.

"Although government had embarked on the distribution of palliatives through some relief materials across the State, but love and care for our neighbors during this period would further bring succor to everyone.

"Government's relief materials are meant for those who don't have any means of catering for themselves during this period, hence those who have more should also support government's efforts," he said.

The Speaker also called on well-meaning individuals to support the less priviledged and the down trodden, so as to reduce the challenges associated with times like this in the society.  

He seized the occasion to implore all residents to be law abiding by remaining indoors, obey all rules given by government and matain social distance throughout the lockdown period.

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