Information reaching the desk of GhPage.com’s news team indicates that some frustrated residents of Lagos State in Nigeria have stormed a local government office and made away with food items that were meant to be distributed as relief items to less endowed members of the community.
The incident is reported to have taken place at Abule Egba area of Lagos State, the nation’s commercial capital. According to reports, the relief items which were meant to be distributed to members of the community as palliative measures put in place by the Lagos State government to help residents survive during the lockdown period were being hoarded in the Oke Odo Local Council Development Area building.
Enraged by this livid youth of the vicinity mobilized themselves, stormed the building and carted away with several food items.
Sharing a footage from the scene, a Facebook user who was an Eyewitness wrote;
“Oke-Odo LCDA, Opposite Jubilee bridge Abule Egba, Lagos State. Citizens of the area broke into the office of the LG Chairman and made away with COVID-19 relief materials”.
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Lagos is the state worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of the 238 confirmed cases in the country, Lagos State accounts for 120 cases. This has called for the drastic lockdown measure by the State government in a bid to contain the virus.
The lockdown however necessary seems not to favour the masses whose main source of income is trade, thus requiring them to go out daily to transact their businesses. Now, due to the lockdown, many residents of the state currently do not have a source of income. They look up to the government to cater for their daily needs, however the palliative measures being applied by the state government to cushion the effect of the lockdown seems not to be working as life is becoming unbearable due to escalating cost of food items.