The Lagos state government has launched an emergency food response programme for its residents.
The latest move is intended to cushion the effects of the stay-at-home directive issued by the state government to contain coronavirus (COVID-19) on residents.
Lagos has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country — with 44 patients of the disease.
“I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to help our residents cushion the effects of our #StayAtHome directive to stop the spread of #COVID19. This first stage is targeting 200,000 households at an estimation of 6 people per household. We hope to ramp it up quickly,” Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor, tweeted.
According to the governor, the package will contain bags of rice, beans, bread and water.
“The stimulus package will contain bags of rice, beans, garri, bread, dry pepper, drinking water and vitamins. We want each ration to last for 14 days as we continue to evaluate the impact of #COVID19. Please stay home with your loved ones. We want the best for you,” he said.