Nollywood actor Mike Godson appeals to VP Yemi Osibanjo during lockdown asking him to send him relief as he is out of food and has no money to get more.
The star says the lockdown has made it difficult for him to feed.
Actor Mike Godson wrote an open letter to the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof, Yemi Osinbajo to inform him that there’s hunger in the land and he has been affected by it.
The Nollywood actor said he is down to his last pot of soup and there’s no hope for another as he can’t work at the moment due to the lockdown in Nigeria.
He added that he can’t go out to look for food, for fear of being arrested by the task force.
The Nollywood actor in a long post to the vice president commended the government for their efforts to kick coronavirus out of the country. However, he brought to the VP’s notice the hardship that has followed since the lockdown.
“Your excellency the vice president federal republic of Nigeria. Dear Sir, My name is “Mike Godson” I’m a Nigerian Actor with the Nigerian film industry. Sir, we have been instructed by the federal and state government to strictly avoid social gatherings and stay in our various houses, due to the spread of the virus,” he said.
Godson said he commends the federal and state government levels for the aggressive measures put in place to ensure the country’s safety. But the hunger in the land has finally reached his house.
The actor added that as he writes the letter he has just finished eating his last pot of soup and there’s no hope for another one as his source of income has been put on hold until further notice.
“Your excellency sir, I have no more money to feed. If you were in Lagos, I would have walked straight to your house and ask for food because I stay in the same estate with you. I know I will be arrested by those mobile police officers in their hundreds, assigned to your residence after I must have shouted your name 3 times.”
Godson said that he doesn’t mind being punished for hunger and that he wonders if relief packages will be sent out to Lagos to his location.
“The Hunger on the way will be more than coronavirus O! Please help O! Thank you, Sir.”
The lock down of Nigeria’s main towns has led to a decline in business and a lot of the people are complaining about the economy and state of affairs.
Many people who were working casual jobs and the self-employed to the employed are now facing the effects of a lack of income.