Timi Frank, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday charged the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo to redistribute Federal Government’s TraderMoni to Nigerians, following the outbreak of Coronavirus.
Frank observed that Nigerians need the money now as they stay at home in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 across Nigeria.
In a statement he signed and sent to us, the former APC spokesperson also faulted President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for approving only N10bn to fight the disease in the country.
The Bayelsa-born political activist reads: “It is high time for Osinbajo to once again distribute the Trader Money to Nigerians who need it most at this time.
“America, with a population over of 300 million, is giving $1,200 to each citizen to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“France has put on hold the payment of light and water bills and have pledged to support companies financially.
“Canada is giving each citizen 2,000 Canadian dollars and putting mortgages on hold.
“When will Buhari tell Nigerians how he intends to ease the COVID-19 pains on Nigerians?
“Buhari didn’t hesitate to release bailout funds to states so it can be looted by his party people, now that Nigeria needs a bailout, they are claiming there is no money.
“I believe it is not above the power of the Federal Government to set aside $10 billion to help ease the current financial pressure on Nigerians.
“It is a shame that Buhari could only approve N15 billion (about $40 million) whereas American voted $2 trillion dollars, France 300 billion Euros and Germany 600 billion Euros to cushion the effect of the pandemic on their citizens.”