Central Nigeria: Authorities in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State say they shared food and personal protective equipment to weak and vulnerable households before the State lockdown started last Thursday.
It was to help them cope with the closure of businesses, “from where comes their daily meals; and to keep them safe from the virus,” said Chairman of the LGA, Mr. Shehu Bala Usman, Monday.
The distribution, Usman told Reporters, was preceded by wide public awareness, which currently manifests in massive compliance with the lockdown order.
“Coronavirus does not move itself. People move and spread it around. That is why the lockdown and the compliance is commendable,” said the Official.
Mr. Usman praised securities and health workers for sensitizing and enforcing the lockdown, pleading for the protection of private businesses from looters.
Monitored reports show that virtually all streets in the locality were free from human and vehicular traffic except for securities and other essential service workers.
In other surrounding LGAs however, both public and private vehicles, cargos included, freely moved on roads. Some provision stores even opened against the lockdown order.