There was poor enforcement of the 14-day lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to curtail the spread of coronavirus in Kubwa, a satelite town in the FCT, on day-two of the lockdown
LEADERSHIP findings on Monday and Tuesday showed that the few policemen posted to enforce compliance are overwhelmed by deluge of motorcycle commercial riders otherwise called “Okada” going about their businesses.
The policemen at the check points simply looked the other way while the riders passed by as well as private and commercial vehicle owners negotiating their ways through the barricades.
Several people were seen walking on the road unchallenged, just as food vendors, artisans are having field days too.
All the petrol stations are selling their products, so also the supermarkets in Kubwa town.
Some beer parlors, mini markets in the neighbourhoods are opened with patronage.
Few people accosted by LEADERSHIP complained of absence of electricity supply in their homes, saying they have nothing to operate their ceiling fans, televisions and refrigerators to ease staying at home.
They said the Federal Government’s refusal to credit citizens’ account to cushion effect of the lockdown, is a major setback.
“How do the Federal Government want us to survive? In other climes, allowances were given to citizens to mitigate effect of the lockdown, here there is none.
“The so-called relief materials promised would just be an avenue to enrich some people. They would distribute cups of garri, rice and beans and go back to claim billions of naira on our behalf. Why can’t the government credit accounts of those with BVN as canvassed earlier, that would have been more assessable and transparent”, the he said.