The Pan-African Youth Union Commissioner for Youth Political Participation, Amb. Oladele John Nihi has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the ongoing distribution of palliative to the poorest of the poor Nigerians as a result of covid-19 pandemic to Nigerian Youths who survive on daily income.
The Youth Ambassador made this call shortly after the President announced extension of the total lockdown in the states of Lagos and Ogun as well as the Federal Capital Territory, stating that this will go a long way in cushioning the effect of the hardship that will arise as a result of the lockdown.
“While we lockdown to curtail person to person spread of the covid-19 pandemic and also provide palliatives for poorest of the poor who are largely old women and men, it is important that the government do not forget Nigerian Youths who survive on daily income such as taxi drivers, okada riders, mechanics, tricycle riders, car wash, etc.”
While thanking President Muhammadu Buhari for putting measures in place to make sure that poor Nigerians do not suffer untold hardship during the lockdown and also for the successes recorded so far by the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19, Ambassador Oladele Nihi further solicited for the cooperation of Nigerians particularly the youths during the lockdown