Yemi Alade queries Buhari on COVID-19 pandemic

Yemi Alade queries Buhari on COVID-19 pandemic

Nigerian songstress, Yemi Alade has queried President Muhammadu Buhari and the methodologies applied in curbing the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Yemi Alade addressed Buhari and the leaders of the nation in a new post online. According to the singer, there should be some kind of stimulus packages for Nigerians following the general call for a lock-down.

 

She made this known in a statement on her social media page on Thursday, March 26.

 

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Here is what she wrote.

 

Mr President @MBuhari and the senate. What is the economic stimulus package for the citizens of this country as you say all should stay at home.

 

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, recorded its first as well as second cases of the deadly coronavirus disease; between February and also March 2020 respectively.

 

Meanwhile, the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has donated N50million as relief fund to support the Federal Government’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

 

Specifically, Atiku made this pledge via a press statement on Wednesday, March 25.

 

He explained his contribution will help “form part of the stimulus package.”

 

He further praised the Federal and State Governments for taking precautionary measures in containing the spread of the virus in the country.

 

Part of these, Atiku explained, include issuing stay at home orders; and shutting down non-essential markets, and other places of mass gatherings; while also giving guidelines for social distancing.

 

Despite the measures, however, the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) asked governments at all levels to “provide palliatives to the Nigerian people to enable them to survive; even as they abide by these necessary measures put in place for their own safety.”

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