Yemi Alade Queries Lagos State Government Over N10 Billion Coronavirus Relief Funds

The singer has demanded an explanation from the State government on how the funds were disbursed.

Yemi Alade

Award-winning singer Yemi Alade has made an open request to the Lagos state government to give an account of how the N10 billion COVID19 relief fund received from the Federal government has been expended so far. Recall that President Buhari on March 29th announced a N10 billion relief fund for Lagos whIch is the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Yemi via her Twitter handle has asked the state government how the fund has been allocated. According to her, the daily feeding of residents of the state needs to be looked into as this is the main reason many have refused to stay at home despite the lockdown.

She also tasked the state governor to use the BVN of residents of the state to credit their accounts with funds.

READ; I Have No Money To Feed- Actor Mike Godson Cries Out About The Lockdown

Yemi Alade

She wrote;
We call on Commissioner of Finance to Lagos state; Mr. Rabiu Olowo Onaolapo To explain to us how the 10billion Naira covid19 relief fund has been allocated. What are your plans to sustain the daily feeding needs of Nigerians! This is the major reason people are not staying at home!

Honorable Prof Gbenga Omotoso, Special Adviser information&strategy, what strategies have been deployed to get weekly stipends to the bus drivers, area boys, hawkers that don’t have bank accounts, so they do not see the need to join the #1millionboys & prey on the poor and innocent

Honorable Mrs. Bolaji Dada (Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation) how can we get to the 49 % poverty ratio of our population in Nigeria? With the billions of naira in relief funds made available to Lagos state? Unfortunately, catering to 60yr old Nigerians will not suffice.

Commissioner @ProfAkinAbayomi, as a fellow Nigerian, I trust that the rapid increase of Covid19 cases saddens you. Apart from the 5billion given to @NCDCgov &the 2billion worth of food items for 200,000 60 yr old Nigerians. How do we stay healthy if the YOUTH are HUNGRY?

Commissioner Dr. Idris Salako (Physical Planning&Urban Development)how do we ensure that Nigerian that lives “hand-to-mouth”&pay “rent” on a daily basis don’t get evicted from their homes by landlords? Hawkers, sex-workers, beggers, conductors what plans do you have to protect them?”.

This follows the constant pleas dished out by starving fans and followers on her social media pages. In the same vein, other entertainment personalities have come out to voice their concerns about the state of affairs and the management of resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.

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Written by Chioma Godwin


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