APC Chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has sounded a bell of warning to his counterparts in the government.
Although not directly in the Government, Tinubu remains a bonafide member of the ruling party.
He shared a series of tweets in which he warned the government that ‘history will not be kind’ to them if Nigerians go hungry.
“We dare not underestimate the twin dangers posed by the virus itself and the economic consequences of the public health response,” he wrote.
“Our goal must be that the people live neither with disease nor in hunger. This situation presents a historic chance to establish a more beneficial social contract between the government and the governed.
“If we so utilize this moment, it will be recorded as a pivotal one in our national history. If we allow this moment to slip, history will not be obliged to treat us with great mercy.
“The worst of this dark potential can be avoided if the government is prepared to act in ways that not only feed people but protect the basic contours of our private-sector economy so that it can more quickly revive once normal conditions return,” he continued.
He then called for the ‘Suspension/amendment of the 5% deficit limit of the fiscal responsibility law‘.
Also, he called for ’emergency sustenance payments, which could be ‘paid to households for monthly needs or as emergency unemployment insurance.’
Several states within the nation have been on lockdown. However, citizens have been bemoaning the difficulty in keeping up with the order. Yesterday, some citizens took to the streets in Delta State to protest the lockdown.