As a measure to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on Nigerians, the Federal Government has commenced the distribution of palliatives worth N10.9 billion to households, including Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in the country.
It was gathered that the disbursement of the palliative was an effort of the government to reduce the sufferings of Nigerians imposed by the pandemic.
As reported, the government would continue to partner with the World Health Organisation( WHO) and other countries to ensure accelerated development as well as the uninhibited supply of safe and effective Coronavirus vaccines to all.
While delivering a speech through video-message, on Tuesday, at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, President Muhammed Buhari disclosed that the federal government was committed to improving the well-being of Nigerians, as well as ready to collaborate and work with other member states to promote human health.
Buhari, who spoke on the ‘TheFuture We Want, The United Nations We Need: Reaffirming Our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism- Confronting Coronavirus Through Effective Multilateral Action’, restated that the government has established a N500 billion fiscal stimulus package and sustained delivery of humanitarian and social interventions to poor and vulnerable households, while Central Bank of Nigeria has launched an N3.5 trillion-stimulus package to boost manufacturing and facilitate import substitution.
According to him, the theme of this year’s UN event is most appropriate and timely, as it captures the common desire for a renewed and revitalized organization in need of multilateral approaches to the many challenges facing the world.
He stated the country’s readiness in joining global communities in attacking global poverty through the Global Coalition on poverty eradication.
“In the aftermath of Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, we prioritized vulnerable groups, including women, children, older persons, and the unemployed, in our efforts to provide medical and social assistance to cushion the socio-economic effects of the disease.
” Our administration has embarked on measures to ensure enhanced national resilience. We intend to achieve this through the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan and the Medium Term National Development Plans for the period 2020-2025 and 2026-2030 and we expect that these ambitious initiatives will deliver sustainable economic growth and development to Nigeria.” The president said.