COVID 19: Reps member urges FG to suspend electricity payment for 2 months

COVID 19: Reps member urges FG to suspend electricity payment for 2 months

- Shehu Koko, a member of the House of Representatives asks the federal government to suspend the payment of electricity and water bills for two months

- The lawmaker says palliatives for the less privileged during the coronavirus pandemic would be beneficial

- Koko states that Nigeria is going through challenging times just like other countries

Shehu Koko, a member of the House of Representatives has urged the federal government to suspend the payment of electricity and water bills for two months as palliatives for the less privileged during the coronavirus pandemic.

Koko made the demand in a press statement on Monday, March 30, Vanguard reports.

COVID 19: Reps member urges FG to suspend electricity payment for 2 months

Koko says that Nigeria is going through challenging times just like other countries
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The lawmaker who represents Maiyama/Koko/Besse federal constituency of Kebbi state said Nigeria was going through challenging times just like other countries.

He said providing basic amenities like water and electricity at no cost would benefit especially those at the grassroots level.

In another report, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, caused stir on social media on Monday, March 30, when the first class monarch gave a list of herbs that would help boost the immune system and battle coronavirus.

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In a series of tweets, Oba Ogunwusi talked about the virus and lamented how people have failed to believe in traditional alternatives as treatment for the global pandemic.

According to the monarch, on June 6, 2019, during the World Ifa Festival, it was predicted that a pandemic war would be raged on the world but people failed to believe.

Meanwhile, amid growing cases of coronavirus in the country, Kaduna government says two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state are contacts of the index cases.

The state government made this known through a statement by the commissioner of health, Hajia Amina Baloni, on Tuesday, March 31.

Briefing further on the state of the pandemic in Kaduna, the commissioner said that the two cases confirmed are as a result of contact from an index case, Daily Trust reports.

Hajia Baloni, however, said the health officials are on the move to track people with a history of established contact with the positive cases in order to unravel the index of the coronavirus in Kaduna.

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