Comrade (Prince Wawu) M. M., the NASU Chairman, Badagry Local Government Education Authority has written an open letter to the Badagry Local Government Chairman, Mr. Olusegun Onilude on the challenges of its aged members on the heels of the Covid-19 induced lockdown by the Lagos State and Federal Government of Nigeria. Please find the letter below as monitored on WhatsApp:
The Executive Chairman,
Badagry Local Government,
Your Honourable sir,
Top of the moment to you sir.
I’m reaching out to you on behalf of NASU BADAGRY LGEA.
We want to really commend your proactive measures & other notable efforts taken by your administration towards curtailing this deadly pandemic virus tagged – COVID-19.
In line with the Federal Government directive and as strongly reiterated by the Executive Governor of the State, H.E., Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that, there should be total lockdown for the period of 14 days which starts today Tuesday, 31st March, 2020, we see it as a good move and absolutely in support so as to put a total break in transmission and ensure all hands are on deck to fight this deadly Covid-19.
Our aged members & the community at large complained vigorously about being financially handicap to stock up food items that will last them for the period of the lockdown.
As you know sir, that some of our aged members are the least level public servants with little or meagre salary to feed and cater for their families.
Your Honourable sir, we would like your attention and assistance in this area.
Secondly, the stimulus package released by the State Government to cater for the aged & handicapped ones in the community are not getting to the targets.
We therefore call your attention to this irregularities.
Furthermore, the State Government through its Education Board has commenced laudable programs tagged online lessons for our teeming pupils but the underlying problem in this part of our area of course still remains that there’s no electricity in our community to enable these children benefit from such academic programmes. These are some areas we would like to call your attention to your Honourable sir.
Finally sir, we would continue to join efforts with all government agencies to allay the fears of our people in our various communities about the growing cases of the disease, encourage and give them necessary awareness to combat the spread of the disease.
Let me also reiterate our unflinching supports to your administration in the bid to put an end to this deadly Covid-19.
Thank you and God bless you sir.
Comrade Prince Wawu M.M.
Comrade (Prince) Wawu says a similar letter was addressed to the Chairmen of Olorunda and Badagry West LCDAs, the Members House of Assembly Badagry Constituency 1 & 2, and the Member House of Representatives, Badagry Federal Constituency.