The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos state chapter on Monday said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu should be held responsible if the Coronavirus spreads in the state.
The party in a statement signed by Taofik Gani, its Publicity Secretary, the party said actions taken by Governor Sanwo-Olu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not been impressive.
“The Lagos PDP’s immediate contribution is to charge the Lagos State House of Assembly to immediately approve for the EXCO, (relevant ministries & Agencies) the fund to procure and flood Lagos state with preventive measures viz masks, sanitizers and for health personnel to visit public places and homes, Health officers to visit Hospitals to inspect patients as many hospitals may not willingly disclose their Convid-19 patients”.
“The Lagos PDP says that the Sanwo- Olu administration must be held responsible for any spread because, the efforts to prevent the spread is very minimal and only needs the willingness and diligence of a “commander”.
According to the Lagos PDP, the APC and Sanwo-Olu’s government have deliberately looked the other way and pursuing frivolities like purchase of expensive cars to House members; accusing traders of inflating costs of masks and sanitizers: “a responsible and responsive governor should have ordered large supplies of these needs so much that the traders will even sell cheaper at this time”.
“Rather than do the needful, he is attempting to control private trading. Same way this APC has fooled themselves by attempting to control house rents where they have indeed not provided any House as alternatives for residents. We call on Lagosians, parents in particular to hold Sanwoolu responsible for the spread in schools, public places. The monies in the 2020 budget for contingencies etc is more than enough to meet the cost of this preventive accessories”.
“The free masks and other things needed to contain the spread of the disease must get into our public and private schools, motor Parks, Ministries and Agencies, other public places within 72 hours. We will advise parents and other Lagosians to stay home after the timeline unless this Governor and Government get serious about funding the needful in curbing this Virus” the party said.