Chief Adesunbo Onitiri urged Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, provide financial and material palliatives for the country’s poor masses in view of the economic partial Lockdown.
This statement was released on Sunday 29th March,2020.
Adesunbo stated that the federal government should organise palliative measures for Nigerians, most especially the unemployed youths and the aged retirees.
He also stated that, there are many Nigerians who have neither financial savings nor reserved foods anywhere unless they work or go for their business activities to feed themselves and their families everyday.
“The palliatives will reduce poverty and crimes. Nigerians will be able to buy food during the sit-at-home lockdown.”
Adesunbo Onitiri applauded the efforts of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo- Olu and wishes other state Governors and our President to take a cue from him.
“In this crucial period of looming lock down of the country’ Nigerians expect to hear more from our President. This is the period we need to see and feel the presence of our leader.
He explained: “Most leaders in Africa, Europe and America are almost daily addressing their citizens. Their presidents lead while the citizens follow. This dangerous pandemic is like a third world war where their presidents lead.
“Leadership connotes responsibility and accountability. No responsible leader abandons its citizens in a state of war.”
“Nigerians are also demanding to know the state of health and the whereabouts of their President. Nigerians deserve to know. It’s our right and responsibility to see our President address the Nation.
“This will boost the morale of Nigerians and stop the wicked rumours flying around in the social media.
“When information is not made available to the citizens first-hand from the President, rumour-mongering becomes the order of the day”,Chief Onitiri implored