Nollywood actress, Beverly Naya has reacted to the stay-at-home advice to Nigerians to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country; and she’s asking that low-income earners be duly catered for at this period.
Her reaction was in response to a tweet shared after Director of Public Policy Initiative at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Amara Nwankpa advised the Federal Government to declare work free days and encourage stay at home.
”Nigerians are being asked to take a lot of personal responsibility for preventing the spread of #COVID19 but the Federal Government needs to step up and declare work free days and encourage stay at home. If you don’t do it, it will be hard to pull this off.”
Reacting to the advice, Beverly Naya wondered how low-income earners can be convinced that staying at home could save their lives when hunger and poverty give them stress on a daily basis.
She added that low-income earners will definitely need financial assistance.
”Who will support the low-income earners while at home? How can they possibly be convinced that staying at home could save their lives when hunger and poverty give them stress on a daily basis. They will definitely be needing financial assistance, I hope FG realises this.
The sooner we realise that living in Lala land is not what will protect us, the better for everyone. Everyone needs to be on their toes so people can take this pandemic seriously! The more information we have, the better prepared we’ll be to protect ourselves and our loved ones.”