Easter/COVID-19 Lockdown: Distribute palliatives base on equity, inclusion, across the country- Sen. Gyang tells govt

By Pwanagba Agabus, Jos

As Christians across the world celebrate Easter, amidst the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the world, the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, has called on governments at all levels to quickly implement decisions that will hasten provision of relief and palliatives to the citizenry.

The Legislator urges that the distribution of the palliatives be extended to all parts of the country based on the principles of “equity, inclusion and representation”.

Gyang disclosed this in his Easter message through his Special Adviser Media and Protocol, Musa Ibrahim Ashoms, in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.

He said, “This year’s Easter celebration is coming at a time when Plateau State and the entire nation is coming under COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

“Along with it are the obvious challenges of health and livelihood of the people and also the economic decline, generating palpable fear and despondency”, he decried.

Gyang who is the Deputy chairman Senate Committee on Defence maintained that,
“Despite the gloomy picture, I have faith in God and his mercy, that we shall survive this stressful and difficult situation.

According to him, “This however requires that every citizen complies with basic hygiene practices and the measures outlined by government to stop the spread of the Coronavirus into Plateau State.

“In view of the great stress and hunger which Nigerians have come under due to COVID-19 lockdown, governments at all levels should quickly implement decisions to provide relief and palliatives to the people.

“That distribution of the palliatives should be extended to all parts of the country based on the principles of equity, inclusion and representation. Same is to be replicated by governments at the State and local levels.

The lawmaker wishes Plateau people and all Nigerians “victory and safety” against the Coronavirus as the world celebrates the Easter in prayers and repentance.

He declares that, “Just as it was impossible for the grave to hold Jesus captive, making his resurrection an unstoppable reality, even so shall the COVID-19 Pandemic be overcome and there shall be a turn around for good”.

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