On Monday, November 16, 2020, many primary school teachers in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos state, received one sachet of noodles and one sachet of cabin biscuit as palliatives. The teachers described the food items they received as COVID-19 palliatives as a slap on their faces.
According to sources who spoke to news agencies on condition of anonymity, many teachers rejected the items that were said to have been sent from the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board to the office of the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), which was, in turn, shared to schools in the Local Government.
Dismayed by the quantity of the food items given to them as COVID-19 palliatives, a teacher at Estate Primary School, Isashi said;
I must confess, it’s a slap on our face. You can imagine a teacher given a sachet of Indomie and a N10 cabin biscuit as palliatives. Where is that done on earth? That is what we are facing at Ojo LGA.
The teacher said they were told that noodles and biscuits were shared because other food items like rice and garri had gone bad.