Mrs. Adama Rosaline, a nursing mother has cried out that coronavirus hunger is killing her with a four months old baby and has appealed for help.
Adama who spoke to Media Advocacy West Africa Foundation (MAWA Foundation) in her Aso residence in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, said she has not eaten for two days.
Adama said her baby is the worse hit as there is no money to buy her food while she is about dying of hunger.
She told MAWA team who visited the community to interact with residents and measure the impact of coronavirus on the people that her husband was sacked from a hotel where she was working as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
She, however, said since her husband was sacked, life has become so difficult for her and the husband.
Describing the coronavirus as the worst thing that has happened, Adama said the sack of her husband is affecting them too badly as they can no longer find food to eat.
Adama explained that her husband has resorted to going out for daily work at a construction site to help masons while he gets paid, but added that a week her husband started the daily job, the construction site was closed down while the contractor said there is no money to continue.
Adama who is 32 years of age, however, disclosed that if people do not come to their aid, she and her baby may die of hunger, pointing out; life is becoming very unbearable for her and the family.
Mr. Joseph, Adama’s husband told MAWA that he was sacked because his office could not pay staff salary as a result of income loss recorded because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“13 of us were asked to go home by our employer, there was no money to pay our salary,” Joseph said.
He however explained that since after he was disengaged from work, life has become difficult while his family is dying of predicament and hunger.
He appealed to the government to help many households who are dying of hunger as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Note: Picture not taken by MAWA Foundation, used for an illustration.
This report is supported by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa OSIWA