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Atiku donates N50million to FG, explains sharing formulaFormer Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged the federal government to provide palliative package for Nigerians over the coronavirus outbreak.

He also advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to pay N10,000 to all Nigerians to enable them survive the lockdown.

Atiku who asked the FG to find ways to reach Nigerians with the money pledged N50million for the welfare package.

He disclosed this in a statement he posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday, March 25.

Below is his full statement:

“As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the world, I applaud the various Nigerian state governments who have proactively taken measures, such as issuing stay at home orders, and shutting down non-essential markets and other places of mass gatherings, while also giving guidelines for social distancing.

“However, we must accept the fact that much of the Nigerian public have a subsistence existence. A large percentage of our people do not have the financial capacity to withstand long periods of self-isolation and even lockdown.

It is, therefore, incumbent on the Federal and state governments to provide palliatives to the Nigerian people to enable them to survive, even as they abide by these necessary measures put in place for their safety.

“At an approximate 30 million households or thereabouts, the government should devise modalities to distribute N10,000 as a supplement for foodstuff to each household, among other palliative measures, with no one left behind.

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