Woman Buys Coffin For Husband In Anambra As Father’s Day Gift
A middle-aged woman in Nanka, in the Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Sunday presented a coffin to the husband as father’s day present. From a reliable source, we gathered that the woman had bought the casket about four days ago and kept it with the seller. We got to know that she brought in the coffin in a shuttle bus and presented it to her husband as a gift for the Father’s Day celebration after church service on Sunday. “We were surprised when she came in with the coffin. Nobody could understand her”, a family source told our correspondent. Another source who begged not to be named said the woman had been showing some abnormal behaviour.”Nobody paid attention to her problem. She is not normal. “She has been crying for help, but unfortunately Nigeria and its leaders have not built mental health centres in our hospitals to address these issues. “A check on the woman will indicate that she must have exhibited some traits in the past. The source added,” The case is like the man who killed his two children today (Sunday). They all have mental health issues and are crying for help.
Tola Johnson, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Micro Small and Medium and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs), says 100,000 small businesses will get N50,000 each.
NAN reports that the gesture is part of COVID-19 economic stimulus.
The presidential aide made the announcement at the inauguration of the Implementation of Survival Fund and Guaranteed Off-Take Stimulus Schemes for MSMEs on Thursday in Abuja.
Johnson, the Project Coordinator, said that the schemes were part of the Economic Sustainability Plan drafted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo-led committee and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The Payroll Support targets 100,000 businesses. However, the number of individuals who will benefit from this is 500,000. What the government has done is to say that there a lot of MSMEs that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
“Afterward, there is a CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission) free registration; it is free for the MSMEs but the government is paying the CAC for this. What the government has done is to say to the CAC, you do this regularly to the MSMEs at about N12,000 or thereabout; give it to us at half price, we will give it to the MSMEs free.’’
Johnson added that under the National MSMEs Clinic, Osinbajo and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment went to no fewer than 26 states.
He said it was discovered that very creative businesses were not registered.
“They will tell you they don’t have N10,000 to N12,000 to register their businesses. The government had promised that at some point, we will do and I think the opportunity has come now; the opportunity cannot be better than now.’’
The official also announced that under the Survival Fund, the last strap would be the Transport and Artisans Support.
At least 333,000 beneficiaries will get a one-off N30,000 grant, Johnson said.
He added that the government will work with associations, individuals and the Ministry of Transportation to implement the scheme.