In a bid to cushion the effect of the extra two weeks lockdown, the Lagos State Government has introduced additional palliative measures.
Announcing the measures at the State’s daily COVID-19 briefing, Governor Sanwo-Olu said that as a result of the outcry of Lagosians, the state has decided to respond with new palliatives.
According to him, the new measures include:
1. Daily community food kitchen, particularly for youths
2. Direct Cash transfer to new sets of vulnerables through Intensified social register
3. Release of vehicles impounded for minor offences ( March 1, 2020 to April 14, 2020)
4. A 3-month interest-free grace ( starting from April 14, 2020) for MSMEs granted loans by LSETF & other LASG loans
5. Relief Items to Religious Bodies, Tertiary Institutions, Riverine Areas, Informal Traders, Market Women, Politocal Parties, Ethnic Associatons etc for onward distribution to their members
He also warned that security will become tighter and the state will become tougher with law enforcement to dislodge the criminal elements that have laid siege on some parts of Lagos.