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COVID 19: Lawmaker push for suspension of electricity, water bills for two months


A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Shehu Koko is pushing for the suspension of the payment of electricity and water bills for within the next two months .

Koko who chairs the House Committee on Airforce argued that the measure would cushion the effect of Covid19 on Nigerians.

Koko representing Maiyama/Koko/Besse Federal Constituency (APC) Kebbi State said ” Our Country is going through trying times just like the international communities. While we continue to pray for God to come to our rescue, I urge the Federal government to provide basic amenities like water and electricity at no cost especially those at the grassroot level without interruption”

” This I believe will go a long way to assist the federal government’s decision to provide relief materials to citizens this period ”

“Though these amenities are private sector driven, we urge the government to intervene and ameliorate the sufferings of the people”

The lawmaker thanked President Muhammadu Buhari over the immediate Implementation of the repayment moratorium for all Tradermoni, MarketMoni and FarmerMoni loans.

He called on Nigerians especially his constituents to adhere to the stay at home order in line with government’s directive starting Tuesday 31st March.

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