Nigerians have reacted following the hint President Muhammadu Buhari gave Saturday that the ongoing Lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT), Lagos and Ogun state may continue for as long as necessary.
The extension of the lockdown due to COVID-19 is having its effect on all Nigerians including, Celeberities.
Media Personality, Toke Makinwa and Nigerian Actor Michael Godson took to social media to reflect over the year 2020 so far and Lament over the hunger effects dues to the lockdown.
Listing the Major Problems Nigeria is facing, Toke wrote “There is a pandemic out there killing people, there’s hunger threatening the peace of the people. What type of year is this? God pls have mercy”
Further on the hunger effects, Mike Godson wrote an open letter to the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo him that heis also affected by the hunger this period.
The Nollywood actor complained that he is down to his last pot of soup and has no hope for another as he cannot work at the moment.
“Your exellency the vice president federal republic of Nigeria.
My name is “Mike Godson” I’m a Nigerian Actor with the Nigerian film industry.
Sir, We have been instructed by the federal and state government to strictly avoid social gatherings and stay in our various houses, due to the spread of the virus. I must commend the federal and state government levels for the aggressive measures put in place to ensure the country’s safety. But sir, the hunger in the land has finally reached my house.
As I write this letter, I have just finished eating my last pot of soup and there’s no hope for another one as my source of income has been put on hold until further notice.
Your excellency sir, i have no more money to feed. If you were in Lagos, I would have walked straight to your house and ask for food because I stay in the same estate with you.
I know I will be arrested by those mobile police officers in their hundreds, assigned to your residence after I must have shouted your name 3 times. But sir, as long as I see you and ask for food to eat, I don’t mind being punished for hunger at this point.
Finally sir, I just want to know if the relief packages sent out in envelopes by the federal government will reach this side of Lagos, because your exellency sir, The Hunger on the way will be more than corona virus O! Please help O! Thank you Sir. @profosinbajo Yours sincerely!”
Concerned Individuals who read this offer some help. However, the Actor declined the help stating that “For those that reached out to offer me a new pot of soup, thanks a lot. But my post was for the vice president and not for you. I was asking for my own share of the 15billion sent out to Nigerians to help keep them at home”
The general public is not left out on these effects as some applaud the extension of the lockdown while others frown at it
According to one Mrs Adaku who is a business woman “the lockdown has postponed my trip to the east twice. I can’t get my goods down to lagos. I have not been able to make sales or even leave my house at all. We cannot go out freely to buy or sell, I pray this lockdown ends sooner”
Mr Chika U.C a retired civil servant however applauds the proactive measures by the Government but pleads that “ the government should send funds to us through our account number so we can feed during this lockdown. There is no food, it is telling hard on us all”
Most people commend the lockdown but insist that the hunger effect is not conducive at all.