A former aspirant for the House of Representatives seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, Engr. Mufutau OpenSalawu has urged the Federal Government to establish food banks in all the 774 local government areas in the country.
The Ogbomosho-based politician made the call in a statement made available to OYOINSIGHT.COM on Wednesday morning.
According to him, the need for the food bank in all local government areas in the country is necessary because there is no good database or harmonized data in Nigeria.
He added that he is not sure if the country has a comprehensive record of vulnerable people despite the fact that “most Nigerians areVulnerable“.
“The amount of food in the country may not sustain our populationfor too long and very soon everybody will know how vulnerable weall are.
“The earlier the better we all observed total luck down all over thecountry, not the sectional luck down we are experiencing now,curbing the spread and isolating infected people are the way to gonow.“ He added.
He stressed further that the Food Banks should be establishedquickly in all the 774 Local Government and Headed by theChairman of the traditional rulers of that Local government and LGChairman should serve as Secretary with community developmentchairmen as members.
“The Government should put 2000 bags of rice and 2000 bags ofbeans in each of the 774 food banks to be established and 70 BillionNaira can take care of it and more than 15 million households couldbe reached within a week and thereafter we can enforce the stay athome.”
The call by the chieftain of APC in Ogbomosho is part of efforts by various individuals and organizations to contribute to the country’s fight against coronavirus, a pandemic that has killed thousands globally.
OYOINSIGHT.COM had earlier reported how Salawu donated 100 bags of rice, 100 bags of semo and 100 cartons of noodles to various individuals.
At the time of writing this report, the total number of confirmedcases by the NCDC in the country is now 151 with two deaths.
The index case in Oyo – the pacesetter State is now Eight.