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Coronavirus: LASG to distribute foodstuffs to households

Joy Anyim

The Lagos State Government has taken steps to cushion the effects of the stay at the home directive, meant to curtail the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

According to the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, foodstuffs such as rice, bread and garriwill be distributed to households in the state.

The foodstuffs to be given away

Sanwo-Olu who shared the news on his Facebook page said the first stage of the intervention will target 200,000 households. 

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He said “ I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive to stop the spread of #COVID19.

This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of six people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly. 

“The stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, garri, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins. We want each ration to last for 14 days as we continue to evaluate the impact of #COVID19. Please stay home with your loved ones. We want the best for you.”