By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The caretaker chairman of Omi Apata Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ibadan, Honourable Adeojo Shereef has called on the federal government to extend its palliative measures down to the southwest part of the country in order to cushion the hardship facing the people occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
The council boss said the Federal government ought to respond and prepare palliative measures that will cut across and go round the entire nation such that it will help address the untold hardship facing Nigerians at the crucial period.
According to him, such moves would have gone a long way to cushion the hardship the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on Nigerians.
“I think the federal government should have made the whole thing a collective one just the same way it did in the North East. Honestly, Nigerians are hungry and tired of the development. The government needs to respond and support them.”
“We are all Nigerians, no one is above the other, we all have an equal right to provisions and plans of the federal government on any scheme or plans.”
Speaking on the measures he has taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic in his council area where two cases were recently was reported, Hon. Adeojo said he had visited health centres, communities, villages, and other places to sensitize the people on safety measures adding that soap, sanitizers, nose masks and other safety items were distributed to them.
“We have distributed different types of palliatives to the people on different grades to help cushion the hardship facing them. We gave them food, cash, and some other items.”
Also on his plan to fastback development to the council areas, the council boss said he has embarked on grading of roads, dredging of drainage, and flood areas.
He assured the people that the LCDA would wear a new look before the end of this administration.