Provide Food to Avoid Criminality, Civil Disobedience, SPSP Urges Government
The Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP), Ogun Chapter has urged the governor of the state, Prince Dapo Abiodun to as a matter of urgency, include in its strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 social supports to the entire citizens to prevent criminalities of any kind.
SPSP in its press release signed by the Chairman, Sodiq Ola-Raheem in reaction to the lockdown order given by the President, Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday’s National Broadcast identifies the possibilities of people turning to crimes to survive whenever they have no food to eat as pockets of street house robbery have been reported in the recent days especially in Abeokuta “it is a critical time and people would need succor since majority of the population depend solely on day to day earnings” the Chairman, Ola Raheem said.
The call is in line with the objectives of SPSP to prevent crisis situations and promote peaceful coexistence of people at every point in time for development to thrive. It however, added that funds should be made available by the Federal Government and well-meaning Nigerians to assist the state to carry out these responsibilities.
This is believed to be in support of several calls by prominent personalities in the society and the template presently being designed by developed countries to show supports and prevent civil disobedience.
SPSP however, urged inhabitants of the state to be law abiding, follow prescribed procedures for combating the Coronavirus as being published by the World Health organization and the National Centre for Disease Control.