Nollywood actor Mike Godson has written a heartfelt open letter to the Veep of Nigeria, Prof, Yemi Osinbajo.
In his letter, he cries out for help, asking the vice president of the state to come to his needs and that of others.
According to Mike, since we are on lockdown, he cannot go on with his businesses which fetch him the income to feed himself and that of others. While commending the government for the safety they have put in place to ensure that Covid-19 spread is reduced to the barest minimum, he insists he is down to his last pot of soup and he has no hope coming in from anywhere.
“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. I must commend the federal and state government levels for the aggressive measures put in place to ensure the country’s safety. But sir, the hunger in the land has finally reached my house.
“As I write this letter, I have just finished eating my last pot of soup and there’s no hope for another one as my source of income has been put on hold until further notice.”
Mike says he wishes he could go to the Veep’s home to have a good meal since they live in the same estate but he knows he would be arrested and made to face the full extent of the law.
He ends it by asking if the relief packages that was sent by the federal government would ever get to their side of the world because there is a hunger on its way that would be scarier than the pandemic itself.
“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. But sir, as long as I see you and ask for food to eat, I don’t mind being punished for hunger at this point.
“Finally sir, I just want to know if the relief packages sent out in envelopes by the federal government will reach this side of Lagos, because your excellency sir, The Hunger on the way will be more than coronavirus O! Please help O! Thank you Sir. @profosinbajo Yours sincerely!”
Who else senses sarcasm in this open letter?