By Awiye Oludele
- Govt should deploy numerous mobile/roaming covid19 test simple collectors e.g, Govt Teachers/free workers, freelancers, NYSC & volunteers nationwide.
When processed, each sample owner can receive their own result(status SMS/WhatsApp alert/e-mail)on their own phone set or E-mail portal while THE ALERT SHOWS N5,000 to N1,000,000 cash/recharge card/house, shop, land mortgage/govt bond/subsidized shopping or bus ride/ITF or school scholarshipor gifts in each TESTED PERSONS 2years to 30 years FIXED DEPOSIT BANK ACCOUNT
- ALSO Govt should discourage dirty/clean cash handling transactions ; and innately barn local hand-picking scavenging from garbage dump sites (e.g.in Lagos)as well as dislodge and test all highly mobile ubiquitous scavengers (mostly foreign miscreants) camped in and around all refuse dump (‘Bollar’)sites in Lagos.
The sites dangerous clusters of thick population who are high risks to covid 19 protocols complying Innocent Lagosians and entire Nigerians.
- Pragmatic enforcement of wearing of face mask & carrying covid 19 test SMS alert / print out paper evidence showing PTF Central Lab data bank’s individual’s COVID19 Test Verification Number as well as owner’s passport photograph with finger print should be strictly enforced on anyone who gets out of his home to appear in any public space (road/street or work/worship/study/ social /transport or commerce outfit/ vessel) or to access any government /social/public facility or service (including telecoms), anywhere in Nigeria.
- With this done, most, Lagosians if not all Nigerians will timely get tested, while those still hiding or yet to be aware of being covid 19 positive will be tested /treated in good time.
- Afterall, BVN / PVC registration exercise are optional but, most Nigerians reasonability complied. Individual whistle blowers/motivators should be recognized; while any outstandingly compiling community may be motivated with e.g. enjoying priority in getting prompt Government attention for provision of amenities e.g prepaid meter.
- NBC is to aid govt media organizations to reward donor banks, Insurances, Telecoms organizations and gift articles /products donors to enjoy free commiserate advertisement
Awiye Oludele is a Public Affairs Commentator based in Lagos