Distribute Palliatives Through Lawmakers – Gbajabiamila Tells FG
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After four weeks of shutdown of legislative activities, the House of Representatives, today resumed plenary with a demand to the federal government to use the network of the federal lawmakers in the distribution of COVID-19 palliatives.
It would be recalled that the House of Representatives on the 24th of March adjourned plenary following the outbreak of the Coronavirus to avoid the spread of the virus.
During the shutdown of the National Assembly, there were controversies over the distribution of the palliatives.
The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila in his opening remarks, stated that, “many of our people have not benefited from any of the implemented measures.”
Gbajabiamila called on the federal government to make the palliatives inclusive and equitable.
“It is necessary that we act to ensure that many of the people that need help, are reached. We must also ensure that the distribution of interventions across the country is inclusive and equitable.
“At times like this, there is a tendency for the existing fault lines of a nation to become dangerously exacerbated. The government must not be complicit, by acts of omission or commission in any such aggravations, as such will only make it more difficult to maintain the unity of purpose, that is essential to our nation’s survival at this delicate time.
“Let me also at this time call on the administration to take advantage of the unique insights of federal legislators in targeting the distribution of some essential palliatives.