COVID-19 Lockdown Extension, Lagos State To Feed 100,000 Youths – Sanwo-Olu

*Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (right) and the state’s Commissioner for health, Professor Akinola Abayomi at a recent COVID-19 Press Briefing

After so much uproar regarding the palliative meant to cushion the huger as a result of the sit at home order extension of the government meant to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Lagos State Government on Tuesday introduced a new scheme to feed the youths of Lagos State.

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at a briefing at the State House, Marina, said the government would open food kitchens in all the councils in the state with a target to provide one meal per day for 100,000 youths. The governor stated, “There will also be unconditional cash transfer to 250,000 vulnerable residents and economically challenged persons who have identification numbers with Lagos State Residents Registration Agency.”

The governor also ordered the immediate release of all private and commercial vehicles impounded from March 1, 2020 for minor traffic offences by the police, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and Vehicle Inspection Agency to date. The governor urged for calm among residents, promising that, “The additional 14 days extension will afford the frontline health workers to ramp up contact identification, testing, and admission of suspected and confirmed cases.”

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