COVID-19: Sen. Gyang urges palliatives to ease people’s sufferings

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By Peter Amine

Jos – Sen. Istifanus Gyang, Senator representing Plateau North at the National Assembly, has urged governments at all levels to provide palliatives to ease the sufferings of affected by the current lockdown imposed to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
Gyang, who is the Deputy Chairman, Senate on Defence, made the call in his message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Protocol, Mr Musa Ashoms.
“In view of the severe stress and which Nigerians have come under due to the -19 lockdown, governments at all levels should quickly implement decisions to provide relief and palliatives to the people.
“The distribution of the palliatives should be extended to all parts of the country based on the principles of equity, inclusion and representation,” he said.
The lawmaker said that the celebration was coming at a time when Plateau and the entire nation were under -19 pandemic lockdown.
Gyang regretted that the pandemic came along with obvious challenges of the health and livelihood of the people and also the economic decline, generating palpable fear and despondency.
He said that despite the gloomy picture, he has faith in God and his mercy, that the people would survive from the stressful and difficult situation.
He, however, stated that every citizen was required to comply with basic hygiene practices and the measures outlined by government to stop the spread of the virus in the state.
The lawmaker wished the people of Plateau and indeed all Nigerians victory against the Coronavirus as the world the in prayers and repentance.
“As it was impossible for the grave to hold Jesus captive, making his resurrection an unstoppable reality, so shall we overcome the -19 pandemic and there shall be a turn around for good,” he declared.