Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has urged the Nigerian government to give out at least 50,000 naira each to all Nigerians to aid them during the Coronavirus 14 day lockdown.
He wrote: “Dear President @MBuhari Pls provide an economic relief package for Nigerians, even if it’s 50k each, it will go a long way.People are hungry, locked down with no money, begging left, right & centre.With the situation like this, it’ll be difficult to keep people at home”
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday announced a lockdown of major cities worst hit by the coronavirus.
Addressing the nation, Buhari ordered a ban on social and economic activities and gatherings of people in the capital Abuja, the commercial hub Lagos, Ogun state and surrounding cities to stem the spread of the virus.
“I am directing the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for an initial period of 14 days with effect from 11 p.m. [2000GMT] on Monday, 30th March 2020.
“This restriction will also apply to Ogun State due to its close proximity to Lagos and heavy traffic between the two states,” he said.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country has risen to 111, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced late Sunday in an update on its website.