President Buhari thanks COVID-19 donors, wants more money

President Buhari thanks COVID-19 donors, wants more money

- The benevolence of some well-meaning Nigerians who helped fellow citizens during this coronavirus era has been appreciated by the presidency

- In fact, President Muhammadu Buhari himself expressed gratitude towards such individuals and groups

- However, the president called for more help in form of money from those who are capable of giving such

President Muhammadu Buhari, on behalf of the federal government and the presidency, has expressed gratitude the various individuals and groups who have made financial and material donations as the country battles with coronavirus.

The efforts of such persons include the provision of equipment for isolation centre and facilities, PM News reports.

Going forward, the president solicited more kind gestures from well-to-do Nigerians in form of cash and medical equipment and aids of any kind.

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He said: “We are facing a national challenge and all hands must be on deck to navigate this difficult course.

“In this respect, all types of assistance are welcome, big or small. The spirit behind the contributions is salutary.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the founder of Chris Emejuru Foundation and a United States of America based Nigerian, Chris Emejuru, had called on government at all levels to employ new strategy, especially technology in sharing of palliative measures to the real vulnerable Nigerians across the country.

Emejuru lamented the fact that some of the palliatives so far shared did not get to those who deserve it, hence the need to change the approach.

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Speaking to journalists via a teleconference interview on Sunday, May 3, Emejuru stated that the right approach and logistics in achieving the purpose of reaching the poor were still lacking.

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His words: “I believe that they have been proactive in their response but they haven’t addressed the underlying issues.

“For example, funds have been created to provide palliatives for Nigerian citizens but logistics is the challenge. How do you get these food items to the most vulnerable? This requires a strategy and technological approach that is not currently present within the system.

“There is cash transfers that have been implemented but how does that deal with the overall issue of poverty? The lockdown is helping in stopping the spread of COVID-19, but then how do you deal with the issue of hunger, lack of money, leading to kidnapping, armed robbery and other security issues.

“There have been some approaches through the deployment of resources, but the overall strategy at the government level is lacking.”

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