Hello everyone! I hope we are all self-isolating and staying safe? The world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Please do not give up on prayers, and by God’s grace, all of these will be over soon.
Anyways, back to my topic of concern. President Muhammadu Buhari extended the lockdown in Nigeria for another two weeks, and many Nigerians seem to be troubled. Could they be blamed? The issue here is the state of poverty in the country. Hunger has become a very significant issue during this pandemic, as I expressed last week. Hence, I can not help but share my thoughts and concerns.
The lockdown has affected a lot of jobs in the country, and many Nigerian lack the food and income that their families need to survive during this time. Local food vendors and traders have expressed their fears, especially with their inability to feed their families. In fact, many residents have expressed that they are more worried about starving than they are of contracting COVID-19.
I have tried supporting with the little I have, but it can only reach as many as it can. Nigerians need help. The government can not forget the poor, not at this time. I believe The government should communicate its economic relief plans to the public and clarify eligibility, timelines, and procedures. I think they should consider ways with which these economic reliefs will get to Nigerians in Rural areas. Even more, i encourage every one of us to try to help in any way we can. The little we give can go a long way.
Honestly, I don’t think I can ever stop sharing my concerns on the issues in Nigeria. This is all I can say for now until my next post. You know the drill, feel free to share your thoughts and opinions on today’s topic. Stay safe.