Covid-19: Fayose calls for reduction in data, cable tariffs

Covid-19: Fayose calls for reduction in data, cable tariffs

- Ayodele Fayose has called for reduction in data, cable tariffs

- The former governor said this will help in supporting Nigerians during the coronavirus pandemic

- Recall that the lockdown imposed on some parts of the country over the coronavirus pandeic has been relaxed

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As Nigeria continues to battle the coronvirus pandemic, former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the federal government to prevail on network and cable providers to reduce tariffs.

According to the former governor, the reduction in tariffs will help in supporting Nigerians during this period.

He disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday, May 6.

"Nigerians have been at home since the beginning of this Covid-19 pandemic, even now that the lock down is relaxed, causing increase in Data usage. Govt will be kind enough to prevail on Network and Cable TV Providers to reduce their tariffs to support Nigerians at this time," he wrote on Twitter.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Fayose has called on governments at all levels religious bodies, corporate organisations and well-meaning individuals to focus on strategic implementation of “stomach infrastructure.”

The Nation reports that Fayose, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, April 6, in Ado Ekiti through his media aide, Lere Olayinka, said that his advice should be taken seriously.

Legit.ng gathered that the former governor said hunger can kill faster than coronavirus.

Fayose, who added that the human and economic losses, occasioned by the pandemic, would be mind-boggling, stressed that “in the face of all these, leaders should remain as leaders and stand up for their people.”

He hailed the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for his pro-activeness and unrelenting efforts in the management of these challenges as well as his transparency and interface with the people.

Fayose particularly called on the federal government to emulate the Lagos state government and do more in the area of prompt information dissemination to stem the tide of misinformation in the country.

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The statement read in part: “Regrettably, we all did not plan or ever imagined this level of attack, occasioned by COVID-19. The same has humbled the world powers, not to talk of third world countries like our country, Nigeria.

“The human and economic losses seem endless and in the face of all these, leaders must remain the leaders and stand up for their people.

“We all know the sit-at-home is inevitable; governors and council chairmen, as well as churches and mosques that have received allocations and offerings, must forget projects and embark on full-scale strategic implementation of ‘stomach infrastructure’.

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