COVOD-19 Palliatives- Plateau women protest, block Zaria road as govt. Fail to deliver promise-photos
Women in plateau state, Farin Gada community to be precise have blocked the Zaria Road axis in the state. The women were said to be protesting over a failed promise by the government to distribute palliatives to them.
A radio presenter with Unity fm Jos Bello Lukman wrote on his page,
Protesting women block Zaria road along Federal Government College FGC Jos today.
The women who were not observing social distancing claim they were promised palliatives by the Plateau State Government yesterday and they gathered at Government College but no palliative came their way.
According to them, after waiting for hours, they were told to come back today and on getting there this morning, they did not see any government official to distribute any palliative to them.
The women baring leaves who are in their thousands have blocked the Zaria road that encompasses Farin Gada, Stadium, Alheri, Command school, Alabama junction, NEPA, Mile 7 and other roads insisting that they won’t leave the road until the state government bring the palliatives and distribute to them.
They said they were suffering from ” COVID 20 ” which they described as “Hunger virus.”
We put a call through to the commissioner of Information, Mr. Dan Manjang who said he will find out from the committee on palliatives and get back to us.
Please avoid Farin Gada, Zaria road, Nepa, Mile 7, and other adjoining roads as these are blocked presently. Use alternative roads if you have any… Bello Lukman reporting.