The Minority caucus in the House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to adopt an even method of distributing palliative funds and other essential materials across all states to cushion the effect of COVID-19.
Elumelu warned against what he called selective approach adopted in allotting aids to states saying it is
unacceptable and counter-productive to the overall national efforts to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic.
According to him, the selective approach is already sending wrong signals, fuelling avoidable divisiveness, allegations and counter-allegations of political and sectional marginalisation in the polity.
“It affects all Nigerians because they operate under the same economy and lockdown directives.
“Therefore, the selective approach in dissemination of aids and palliatives is not in the best interest of our nation,” he said.
The lawmaker recommended an even distribution of aids to all states of the federation in a manner that extensively addresses the needs of the masses at this critical time.
Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
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