COVID-19: LAGOS DISCLAIMS FAVOURITISM IN RELIEF ITEMS DISTRIBUTION
The Lagos State Government has disclaimed allegations that palliatives are distributed among the elites.
Speaking at the flag off and hand over of edible and non edible items by Victims Support Fund COVID-19 Taskforce to the state government, The Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, stated that the distribution of items had been done based on data from the Lagos State Residents Registration Agency.
Lawal said, “We got 25,000 households through the LASDRA database. From our data, 191,000 Lagosians are between the ages of 60 and above and we filtered the data and arrived at 25,000 people, who responded to our text messages and they all got our food packages.
“We have also reached out to about 5,000 people living with disabilities in our seven clusters of visual impairment, physical disabilities, albinism, dwarfism, and other clusters across the state. We have also reached out to riverine communities starting from Irewe in Ojo, Ogun in Epe and 116 riverine communities with more than 5,000 households. We have also selected groups, artisans, trade unions and others in the informal sectors and depend on daily wages through their leaders.”
As at 24th April, According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Lagos State has recorded 657 cases.