CHAIRMAN, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji has appealed to the privileged Nigerians to reach out to the less privileged and vulnerable people around them with whatever food items they can lay hands on to help cushion the impact of the lockdown directives by the States and Federal Governments on majority of Nigerians.
Honourable Nnaji who made the appeal at the weekend while distributing food items comprising of 600 bags of rice and 600 cartons of noodles including some amount of money to his constituents in Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu State stressed that the present situation required that the privileged Nigerians must come out to support what the States and the Federal Governments are doing to provide succor to the citizens.
“This is the time we have to demonstrate our true African belief of being our brothers’ keepers by sharing whatever we have with our neighbours so that together we can overcome this pandemic” he said.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media, Mr. Titus Agbo Honourable Nnaji, also encouraged corporate bodies and churches to equally step in and assist in providing palliatives to the people noting that majority of the citizens who live on daily income are already suffering the consequences of the stay at home order across the country.
Rep Nnaji further expressed concern over the disturbing videos of severe human rights abuses against those who violated the stay at home order by the security agencies especially the military which are trending on social media.
He demanded for thorough investigation of the actions of the security agents involved, the perpetrators fished out for appropriate sanctions and eventually prosecution to serve as a deterrent in future.
Honourable Nnaji went further to suggest possible withdrawal of the military from amongst the security agencies assembled to enforce the lockdown directive of the Government occasioned by the corona virus pandemic.