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LAWMAKER ADVOCATES FOR EVEN DISTRIBUTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 PALLIATIVES…

LAWMAKER ADVOCATES FOR EVEN DISTRIBUTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COVID-19 PALLIATIVES…

The Member Representing Isiala Ngwa North State Constituency at the Abia State House of Assembly, Okenze Ginger Onwusibe has called on the Federal Government to ensure the extension of the federal government Covid-19 conditional cash transfer and other palliatives to all the 6 geo political zones of the country.

Okenze Onwusibe made the call while featuring on a Family Love FM Live Current Affairs Programme “Talking Point” noted that at present, what the federal government is doing in terms of palliative measures towards cushioning the negative effect of the Covid-19 pandemic is grossly inadequate emphasizing that government must be responsive to the yearnings of the people.

The Lawmaker while commending the Abia State government for providing palliatives to Abians however faulted the use of church leaders in the distribution of the palliative materials arguing that so many churches were not captured in the exercise and opined that the materials would have been distributed through the various polling units or autonomous communities in the state.

On the issue of the state government lockdown order, the immediate past Executive Chairman of Isiala Ngwa North Local Government Area stated that the state does not have a total lockdown situation as there are compromises at the borders on the side of the security operatives manning the borders as people still come into the state from neighbouring states and appealed to Abians and those resident in the state to obey the lockdown order by staying at home while condemning in strong terms the unwarranted killings of Abians by the security operatives.

Okenze Onwusibe who is the Chairman House Committee on Works and Power appealed to the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) to improve on power generation to the people of the state assuring that contractors handling various road projects in the state will soon be directed to go back to sites.

In the area of provision of palliatives for his constituents, Okenze Onwusibe stated that he has provided 150 bags of rice, 3,000 tubers of yam, 150 cartons of indomie noodles, golden morn, 2,000 loaves of bread with tins of Milo and milk which he distributed through the already established polling unit leaders and also commended Sir Uzo Ihuka, Chief Okey Ahiwe, Sir C.Y Nwankwo and Chief Ncheta Omerekpe for their various donations of relief materials to the people of the area.

Contributing, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Electronic Media, Mr. Ugochukwu N Emezue and the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Chief Ifeanyi Umere condemned the large number of people witnessed at the burial of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, without observing the necessary social distancing order describing the apology tendered by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha as unacceptable and inconsequential while calling for appropriate disciplinary action to be taken on them for flouting the order on the prevention of the spread of covid-19.

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Enyinnaya Standhope Nwaigwe
22/04/2020

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