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COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by BleedingPen: 4:33pm On Mar 26
Coronavirus lockdown: Provide relief to Nigerians, Lawan tells Buhari

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to immediately devise ways of providing relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood will be affected as a result of the restriction on movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawan, according to a statement by his media aide, Ezrel Tabiowo, made the appeal following a meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and some ministers and heads of government agencies on Wednesday in Abuja.

The Senate President said apart from the lockdown of business activities in the country, a plan must be devised by the Federal Government through the release of funds specifically for the purpose of purchasing food and pharmaceutical supplies for ordinary Nigerians.

He warned that not making provisions ahead of time to address the basic needs of poor Nigerians may likely lead to more problems for the government, and less result in controlling the spread of the disease.

He said, “Our prayer is that we are able to overcome this menace of COVID-19 in good time, because it is really taking a toll on our lives.

“If we have to eventually shut down our country, then as a government we must be prepared to have some relief for the most ordinary people.

“I’m not seeing anything at the moment targeted at providing some relief. If we lock up Nigeria today, then we will wake-up trouble, because majority of our citizens go to market everyday before they can get something to eat.

“So, you lock them up in their houses with a threat of disease and without food. We need to have something, a plan of some sorts, in addition to making sure we don’t lock up the farmers market for example, where people can easily go and buy something, and of course pharmacies.

“We need to have some kind of supplies to people, I don’t know how we can achieve this, but we have to be ingenious.

“This is a time to think deep and wide, to provide for our people, in order for us at least to deal with this challenge at the moment,” Lawan advised.

The Senate President, in addition, urged the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to establish more testing and isolation centres as soon as more funds are released to it by the Federal Government.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/punchng.com/coronavirus-lockdown-provide-relief-to-nigerians-lawan-tells-buhari/%3famp=1

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Munzy14(m): 4:34pm On Mar 26
Now they are talking...

Some one way traffic Nigerians have been shouting stock up stock up like say na competition.

Yet, they forgot we have epileptic power...

And nupeng are joining the quarantine tomorrow..Meaning fuel scarcity is warming up.

They also, forgot most Nigerians only eat if they can go out to do menial jobs, sales where by they buy food with gains made.

I hope they knw a greater percentage is living below standard.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Kylekent59: 4:38pm On Mar 26
Who else is tired of all these news about Corona virus?
It is becoming stale.
I am tired.


No snake topic today

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by meum: 4:39pm On Mar 26
This is super story...

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by donbachi(m): 4:40pm On Mar 26
The first time since 1960,our politicians said one thing dat will benefit d c'mon man...even if they wont implement it.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Bevista: 4:47pm On Mar 26
The 3 major sources of govt revenue are Oil, FIRS, Customs (ports). The Corona Virus pandemic has since caused a significant drop in oil prices. Most factories around the world have closed down, so we will not be getting as much imports as we usually do. If a total lock down is implemented, businesses will suffer resulting in less taxes paid. In all, we're in for difficult times, as govt revenue is expected to take a big hit.

Regardless of the above, govt can make sacrifices in other areas to free up funds to provide cash relief for Nigerians (as suggested by the Senate president). But unfortunately, this is Nigeria where govts are never known to place a high premium on citizens' welfare. Do not be surprised to hear some state govts either delay or reduce salaries on the grounds of revenue shortfall.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Manuel69: 5:14pm On Mar 26
Identifying those that truly need this money will be another task.
They will just recycle everything into their private pockets.

"poor Nigerians"
Everybody need that amount at the moment.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Waterypussy2(m): 5:16pm On Mar 26
That's the last thing Buhari will do. While other countries are fumigating their streets, hospitals, roads and other public places, Buhari is busy fumigating only his office. Instead of lock our border, Buhari had to wait for his daughter to come back to the country before doing so.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by HsLBroker(m): 5:25pm On Mar 26
donbachi:
The first time since 1960,our politicians said one thing dat will benefit d c'mon man...even if they wont implement it.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Lanretoye(m): 5:28pm On Mar 26
When is to buy official cars you don’t urge,you use the powers of the senate but now that there is crisis,they are urging

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Lanretoye(m): 5:29pm On Mar 26
We don’t want,80 percent will go to the north.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by ican2020: 5:34pm On Mar 26
How will they distribute the relief without citizens data or they want to give money to one politician

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Digitiminimi: 5:41pm On Mar 26
Only God can help us in this Nigeria.
Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by drizslim(m): 5:41pm On Mar 26
Nigeria Jaga Jaga

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Judolisco(m): 5:42pm On Mar 26
And where do we have poor people? Up north, just say provide relief materials for the northerners..... #whereisbuhari

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by ideabuilder: 5:42pm On Mar 26
Unfortunately, the president doesn't have that kind of plan now. He still busy treating his COVIK 19

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by datola: 5:42pm On Mar 26
"Aluwala ologbo. Ogbon ati k'eranje ni"

All the praying hands tricks of cat is to steal and eat the meat.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by 24kmagic(m): 5:42pm On Mar 26
kiss
Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Babatunde40: 5:42pm On Mar 26
How do you know who is a poor Nigerian?
Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by hadonahi: 5:43pm On Mar 26
This foreign used 2013 Toyota Highlander awaits your pickup.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by sevo(m): 5:43pm On Mar 26
There should also be loan holiday for individuals who must have collected loans from banks and private loan lenders...how do you expect people and businesses to repay loan when they are not even allowed to open their shops....I swear down...we no get leadership for this country..some body should give all our useless leaders...

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Kizzygentle: 5:43pm On Mar 26
Which buhari are they asking to provide relief. Is it d one that is under corona virus already or which one.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Beremx(f): 5:43pm On Mar 26
Buhari instead wants to give loans to Nigerians in this critical times.

How heartless he is!!

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by MadeINchenzen2: 5:43pm On Mar 26
story !
Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by nwakibie3(m): 5:43pm On Mar 26
Define poor Nigerians grin
Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Muhammad2468(m): 5:43pm On Mar 26
real matters

egungun be careful o
Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Seun(m): 5:43pm On Mar 26
They don’t need to provide relief for poor Nigerians. They need to provide respirators that people can use when they have to go out. A curfew slows down the disease but it doesn’t stop it. Once a curfew is lifted the disease starts spreading fast again. We need sustainable solutions to this problem. Solutions that will allow most economic activities in the country to continue in a way that is safe. The South Koreans are the only people who should be helping us. They figured out how to beat the disease without shutting everything down.

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by Cameroonglass(m): 5:44pm On Mar 26
Nice move, but I know it is only on paper

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by SouthNigerian: 5:44pm On Mar 26
Instead of the Senate President to present a relief plan for poor Nigerians while calling for the signature of the Presidency, rather he is urging the Presidency.

By the way, which President is he calling on? The President who was sneaked out of the country yesterday Night?

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Re: COVID-19: Ahmad Lawan Urges Buhari To Provide Relief For Poor Nigerians by luminouz(m): 5:44pm On Mar 26
Kylekent59:
Who else is tired of all these news about Corona virus?
It is becoming stale.
I am tired.


No snake topic today



Turn off your data, enter any bush close to you and whistle continuously. A snake will find you ASAP.

N.B
What the fuq does the senate president mean by 'poor Nigerians'? Thats like 95% of all Nigerians na.

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