The Nigeria League of Women Voters (NILOWV) has tasked the federal and state governments to ensure the provision of adequate testing kits as well as quarantine centres across the country.
The President, NILOWV, Rt Hon Esther Udeh (PHD), in a statement in Abuja, made case for palliatives for women who obviously would bear the weight of staying at home more than the men.
The president of the group, while advising women to adhere to quarantine rules and regulations as directed by the federal and various state governments.
She said, “We as women are principal actors in upholding all hygiene rules by ensuring a higher level of environmental cleanliness in this crucial period. Restraining our wards from violating the social distancing rules is our responsibility as well.
“To the Nigerian and state governments; please do more to provide enough and adequate testing kits and quarantine centers and think of providing palliatives measures that can give succor to the Nigerian Women who obviously will bear the weight of staying at home more than the men.
“The League of Women Voters of Nigeria sympathizes with the families of those who lost their lives to this dreadful disease and prays that God will heal those who have tested positive. We also pray for all medical staff and paramedics who are caring for the affected.
“Coronavirus is real in Nigeria and it is serious. All communications if necessary should be on line. And all advocacy should be online. NILOWV will review this address with time as may be necessary,” she said.