National vice president of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR), Prince Kehinde Taiga, has said federal government and Delta state’s unwillingness to provide food for her citizens during the lockdown is a recipe for disaster.

Taiga said majority of Nigerians are living below poverty line hence, the stay – at – home order will only worsen their vulnerability.

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He said by failing to provide food to Nigerians, the federal government and Delta state reneged on her social welfare obligation to the people.

Taiga said the federal and state governments must provide food and electricity if they want Nigerians to stay – at – home.

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He called on the federal government to tell Nigerians how it has spent the monies donated by Nigerians towards the fight of the Coronavirus.

“What has the billions been spent on?Hunger might be worse than the COVID-19 that is making us to stay at home for 14 days without coming out. And I believe that hunger will force men to steal pot of soup.”

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“An hungry man is an angry man. So, the government should provide palliatives to make this stay at home palatable for our people. We have the money, not that the money is not there. The government can afford just N50,000 for every Nigerian citizen for them to take care of themselves.”

“It is disheartening that the government has failed to provide these things and they want the people to stay at home. The government must provide the necessary social welfare for the people”, Taiga added.