COVID-19: RESIDENTS OF MAIDUGURI PLEA FOR LIVELIHOOD SUPPORTS FROM POLITICIANS AS THEY DID DURING THE ELECTIONS PERIOD

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Some residents of Maiduguri have urged politicians to share foodstuffs to households, the same way they did during election period.

The plea was made by one Ibrahim Abubakar of Mairi ward who claimed to have heard that the politicians have donated their salary in Abuja and forgot their base.

FalmataBukar, another resident wondered why the politicians were less bothered to extend favor to the masses at this critical time.

She pointed out that Maiduguri has a lot of Internally Displaced Persons residing outside the camps, with relations also in need of support at this critical time.

Idris Mohammed and Modu Musa also expressed disappointment with the slow response from the politicians in using the COVID-19 situation to assist their respective constituencies.

It is reported that although the electoral umpires had outlawed gifts-for-vote and other forms of vote buying, politicians were said to be doing so in secret.

Meanwhile, motorists in Maiduguri are complying with government’s directives on carrying only four passengers including the driver in a car, and three passengers including the rider in a tricycle.

They also commended the Federal Government for further reducing the price of fuel from 125 Naira per litre to 123.50 Naira, and urged government to ensure compliance and steady supply to Borno…End…

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