Covid19! Former VP Atiku Asks FG To Pay N10,000 To Each Household In Nigeria For Their Survival

4 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the federal government to provide palliative package for Nigerians due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

Atiku asked the government to pay N10,000 to all Nigerians to enable them survive during the stay at home orders.

The former vice president disclosed this in a statement he posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday, March 25.

Read the full statement below:

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As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the world, I applaud the various Nigerian state governments who have proactively taken measures, such as issuing stay at home orders, and shutting down non-essential markets and other places of mass gatherings, while also giving guidelines for social distancing.

“However, we must accept the fact that much of the Nigerian public have a subsistence existence. A large percentage of our people do not have the financial capacity to withstand long periods of self-isolation and even lockdown.

It is, therefore, incumbent on the Federal and state governments to provide palliatives to the Nigerian people to enable them to survive, even as they abide by these necessary measures put in place for their safety.

“At an approximate 30 million households or thereabouts, the government should devise modalities to distribute N10,000 as a supplement for foodstuff to each household, among other palliative measures, with no one left behind.

“It is thus time for the National Assembly to reconvene in an emergency session, perhaps by teleconference (in line with the demands of social distancing), to legislate a Stimulus Package Act that will cater for all Nigerian citizens.

“I also call on all Mobile Telephony Companies in Nigeria to urgently develop mobile money platforms so that the government can reach the unbanked with financial assistance.

I also urge these telecommunications firms to offer each of the 100 million mobile phone lines in Nigeria free credit of at least ₦1500 per mobile line, so that Nigerians who show symptoms, or those who just want information, can call the nearest available health facility, or even an ambulance service, as the case may be.

“I commend all individuals and corporate organisations who have one way or the other provided some form of relief for the Nigerian people.

In essence, this is what makes Nigeria great, when we help each other at such crisis times as this, irrespective of any differences.

I further call on more corporations and individuals with capacity, to assist the public in these trying times. “To this end, Priam Group pledges N50 million on my behalf as my humble contribution to a relief Fund that will form part of the stimulus package.



-- RRSD71 (m) at 26-03-2020 01:57AM
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God  punish ya fada, what is 10k?
Or do you mean 1 mila for each house hold?
Nonsense
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-- RRSD71 (m) at 26-03-2020 01:57AM
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God  punish ya fada, what is 10k?
Or do you mean 1 mila for each house hold?
Nonsense
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-- dopygenius Online (m) at 26-03-2020 03:13AM
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Quote from: RRSD71 on 26-03-2020 01:57AM
God  punish ya fada, what is 10k?
Or do you mean 1 mila for each house hold?
Nonsense
God punish your fada too you Foolish smelling he-goat
That's why this country will never be good cos of ingrates like you
Person come out dash you 10k this trying times and you are still complaining to make it 1 milli
How much u don dash person on ur own
Mugu,is he not better than mumu buhari?
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-- kunlery002 (m) at 26-03-2020 03:40AM
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You don't need to swear he his only advocating for the poor masses you've not even seen 5000 not to talk of 10000, at least he made a nice move that no other person have done
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-- dleg (m) at 26-03-2020 06:08AM
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Quote from: kunlery002 on 26-03-2020 03:40AM
You don't need to swear he his only advocating for the poor masses you've not even seen 5000 not to talk of 10000, at least he made a nice move that no other person have done
Advocating for the poor masses he and OBJ created in Nigeria.
I think the only way to do that is to return all the Federal assets he sold to himself to the government so that the poor masses can enjoy.
As of 1999, Nigeria have Railway corporation, NITEL, NIPOST, Ajaokuta steel, Cement Factories, NICON, at least 3 Working Refineries etc.

Who owned and control them now?
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-- Baye77 (m) at 26-03-2020 06:59AM
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Jack Ma sent relief materials to African nations...we are waiting for you guys..all you former leaders of this nation...and our billionaire business men/women
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-- dleg (m) at 26-03-2020 07:39AM
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Quote from: Baye77 on 26-03-2020 06:59AM
Jack Ma sent relief materials to African nations...we are waiting for you guys..all you former leaders of this nation...and our billionaire business men/women

Ohhhhh oooooooo. And one of them is talking about 10k for Nigerian under the responsibility of FG.
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