Akinwande Sets Up Food Bank To Cushion Effects Of Lockdown, COVID - 19 In Ogun - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Akinwande Sets Up Food Bank To Cushion Effects Of Lockdown, COVID - 19 In Ogun


                                      ... Commends Abiodun on measures taken to contain COVID - 19 spread, urged him to set up food bank in Ogun 236 wards

     
           •Engr. Akinwande


The President of Gbenga Akinwande Foundation, Engr. Gbenga Akinwande has set up  food bank to enable indigenes and residents of Ayetoro, the Headquarters of Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State have access to various food items and other relief materials during the lockdown over Coronavirus pandemic.
 
The food bank is located at Ayetoro while the relief items would be distributed to the people through the Foundation, Akinwande told The Daily Crucible, on Friday evening.

The Philanthropist urged the intending beneficiaries to be orderly, observe social distancing rule, maintain regular hands and respiratory hygienes in order to prevent the spread of the dreaded COVID - 19 pandemic in Ogun State.

He urged other well meaning individuals, philanthropists and corporate organisations to remember the indigents, less privileged, widows and the aged during these trying times and support the foundation to reach out to them.

The United Kingdom based promoter of sports talents, education and Community development, also commended Governor Dapo Abiodun on the measures taken so far in curtailing the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

He said the Governor has shown leadership and appealed to him to open FOOD BANK in every ward in the state because the lockdown will bring more hardships for the people.

The Daily Crucible recalls that on Tuesday this week Ogun State recorded one new case of COVID - 19, and thus, bringing the figure of recorded cases in the State to four since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria last February 28.

The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Tomi Coker
 disclosed it while briefing reporters at the Ministry office, Oke Mosan,  saying the new index case pertains to a 30 - year - old lady in Sagamu.

Coker also said that two of the four COVID - 19 cases in Ogun have been discharged while 72 contacts were being closely monitored.

The Commissioner lamented what she called the unsafe practice by some people in bids to keep themselves safe from the COVID - 19, saying she even heard that mothers were giving their babies sanitizers to drink.

She said the practice is harmful, explaining that there was no evidence or medical support that drinking sanitizers could cure or vaccinate one against Coronavirus.




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