COVID-19: Succour on the way says Osinbajo


Amid the coronavirus pandemic and the 14-day lockdown directive to curtail the spread in the country, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday stated that the Federal Government is seriously concerned with difficulties arising from the stay at home order.

A release by his media aide stated that Osinbajo said this when he was accosted by the press after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari as head of the Economic Sustainability Committee.

He said, “Succour on the way for our people.”

According to the vice president, the federal government is also seriously bordered on how to ensure the economy remains stable, more jobs are created and existing once are protected.

Below is the release by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity:


(VP was accosted by NTA after a meeting this afternoon with President Buhari.)
Below, his exchange with the press:
Question: Your Excellency, what do you want Nigerians to know regarding your engagement with the President as the head of the high-powered Economic Sustainability Committee?
Answer: I came to brief the President, as it is usual, the regular briefing that I give, sometimes I come physically as you have seen me today, other times I brief him on the phone or by video conference. 
What we are concerned about is how to ensure that the economy remains stable, that jobs are protected and if possible, more jobs are created. We are very concerned about that and the President has expressed very serious concerns about the problems that may be associated with the lockdown. 
Many of our people work for a daily wage, they have to go out to work, so we have to think in terms of how to ensure that we are able to give them some succour during the period when they are not able to work. 
Some of those issues are the issues Mr President wanted me to discuss fully with him. Of course, we have the Economic Sustainability Committee and shortly we are going to submit a full report to Mr President on our thoughts and ideas. 
Mr President asked me to meet with him, in particular, to resolve some of the pressing issues around COVID-19 and also around the economic problems that we are seeing already.
Released by:
Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity
Office of the Vice President

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