COVID-19: Lagos Government to provide staple foods to 200,000 households

As the Coronavirus pandemic persists in the country, the Lagos State government says it has concluded plans to provide staple foods such as rice, beans, garri, pepper and water to residents of the state and the most vulnerable in the society.

Governor Sanwo-Olu announced this during a briefing on Friday March 27, saying that it was part of efforts to cushion the effects of the 14-day stay-at-home directive, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “We have packaged dry food stimulus for about two hundred thousand families in the first instance for a household of husband, wife and about four children. We would be giving bags of rice, bags of beans, garri, bread, dry pepper and we are trying to see if we can add water and some elements of vitamin C. Each ration, we believe is going to be able to last them at least minimum 14 days just so our advocacy around the stay at home, stay with your loved ones will be respected.

“This is a catalytic initiative of our administration with the hope that well-meaning corporate organisations and private individuals can step up to complement the efforts of the government”.

The governor also announced that food banks will be provided at the various local governments starting from Saturday, March 28, 2020, to ease commuting of people to markets to get basic daily needs.

Caxton-Martins Modupeola O 

Information officer I