The leadership of the Nigerian Students in Southwest wishes to acknowledge and appreciate the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his intervention to facilitate the entry of stranded students at Seme Border.
Recall that an appeal was made last week on the issue of 14 students who were stranded at the Seme Border following the closure of all land borders by the Federal Government. The Governor of Lagos State without any personal interaction with him and mostly without publicity took it upon himself to intervene and secure the entry of the students into the Country. The students have since gone into Isolation to ascertain their Covid-19 status before been released to go home and interact with members of the General Public.
The action of the Governor shows that he has the interest of the electorate and people of Lagos at hearts. We applaud him for this humane action whilst declaring our support for him on all actions taken to contain the Coronavirus outbreak in Lagos.
The Governor has given purposeful leadership to Lagosians since the outbreak of Coronavirus in Lagos. The State has been aggressive in their approach to the issue and it is paying dividend as our cases her minimal to what we have in other mega city around the World. We applaud Mr. Governor’s hardwork and urge him to continue to give his best in terms of service delivery to ever supportive Lagosians.
We wish to lend our word of advice to the State Government on the Economic Stimulus about to the distributed to Lagosians, We beseech the Government to ensure effective distribution of the food package to the citizenry. The people at the grassroot are mostly in need of the package and they should solely be the targeted group to benefit from the intervention. The package should not be shared within the elites that can afford to cater for their household.
Com. Kappo Samuel Olawale
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS),
Southwest (ZONE D).