The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Thursday, reacted to the policy document by Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the distribution of palliatives for Nigerians amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Recall that Tinubu had yesterday advised President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to pay money into the accounts of Nigerians rather than physical transfers.
The former governor of Lagos State had said that cash transfer would help cushion the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
However, AYCF President-General, Yerima Shettima in an interview with us wondered if the federal government will yield to Tinubu’s advice.
According to Shettima:
“I read Tinubu’s recommendation on how palliatives should be paid through people’s BVN but will the government sincerely want to do that? Will they yield to advise? the answer is no, so something is wrong somewhere.
“I just pray that this will not collapse the country because from now to the end of the lockdown which is two weeks only God knows what will happen and I pray that what I’m thinking doesn’t happen.”