The Nigeria Affiliation of Girls Journalists (NAWOJ) has known as on the Federal Authorities to roll out palliative measures for girls, youngsters, and the susceptible within the nation.
That is because the Coronavirus outbreak continues to take its toll on the nation’s economic system.
The pressing name is contained in a press release launched on Sunday and signed by the Nationwide President of the Affiliation, Ifeyinwa Omowole, and the Nationwide Secretary, Ladi Bala.
The group, nonetheless, applauded the proactive response of the Federal and state governments in containing the unfold of the virus.
“Of specific observe is the efforts of the Lagos State authorities, which has the best variety of constructive sufferers.
“Whereas NAWOJ helps the lockdown and restriction of motion of individuals in addition to different precautionary measures taken by states throughout the nation, the low financial energy and excessive stage of poverty amongst Nigerians particularly girls, requires concern.
“The Nigeria Affiliation of Girls Journalists being the mirror of the society wonders how the hundreds of thousands of poor Nigerians, who depend on every day paid jobs and petty buying and selling to outlive, will cope within the occasion of complete lockdown in combating the unfold of COVID-19.
“NAWOJ, subsequently, calls on the Federal and state governments to roll out an financial palliative plan to cater for residents, particularly within the provision of fundamental consumables akin to meals objects and different necessities to ease the problem which will undermine an efficient struggle towards the pandemic,” it appealed.
The Journalists additionally counseled the Lagos State Authorities for taking the lead by rolling out an financial stimulus plan for residents, a feat worthy of emulation by different states.
The Affiliation, nonetheless, appealed for particular consideration for girls and the susceptible, particularly the aged in delivering these palliatives to residents.
“It is a making an attempt second within the historical past of the nation, which requires collective response of all residents to get by means of.
“There isn’t a higher time for Nigerian politicians to rally spherical their citizens than now”, mentioned the Affiliation.
NAWOJ, additional, appealed to Nigerians, particularly girls and youngsters, to be socially accountable by adhering to preventive measures as prescribed by the well being authorities.