COVID-19 - Giving Alms and Tightening Security Will Bring Relief To Citizens - John Wesey


Tuesday, April 14, 2020 / 2:00 PM / Bukola Akinyele for WebTV / Header Image Credit: WebTV 


There is need for individuals and organizations to be their brother's keeper, show generosity, share knowledge materials and give with humility during the lockdown period. A strategic management consultant, Mr John Wesey, said this while discussing on WebTV's #CoronanomicsWatch programme.

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Speaking on the rising incidences of robbery attacks by marauding  gangs of youths,  the consultant called for effective frameworks among neighbouring communities to build and maintain structures that improve security especially in Ogun and Lagos States.

He also charged the police to engage in communal intelligence gathering, surveillance and collaboration with neighbourhood watch groups.

Wesey was of the opinion that there should be concentration on surveillance to get feedback from the communities to design appropriate policing measures.

The management expert was of the view that it was not easy to guarantee social security looking at the population of unemployed or the plight of workers that earn daily wages.

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He, however, pointed out that the  robbery attacks  taking place in Ogun and Lagos states and  other parts of the country are inexcusable. Wesey insisted that citizens must be encouraged to be more patient for the period. 

The COVID-19 situation is a contemporary challenge the nation is facing for the first time apart from the 1918 crises(the Spanish flu). Wesey urged everybody to be there brothers keepers and to keep the law.

Speaking on the palliatives for daily wage workers, he said that the  government committee in charge should come out with ideas that will touch  every sector. Some people have lost their jobs, he noted. The committee must stretch out their tentacles so that people can help find solutions. 

Reviewing the health system, Wesey said that the country needs an effective and efficient  health system and health infrastructure to support the professionals. There is so much lesson to learn in terms of this pandemic.

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