OGIC Doles Out Cash, Food Items To Over 300 Ogun Residents - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, April 9, 2020

OGIC Doles Out Cash, Food Items To Over 300 Ogun Residents

 •Some of the beneficiaries

 Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

Olageospatial Global Investment Company (OGIC), a multi purpose company in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, has distributed food items and cash to residents of the state to complement the state government's efforts at cushioning the effects of the lockdown over the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Chief Executive Officer of OGIC, Mr. Olajide Fashina, told The Daily Crucible that the gesture was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the society.

Fashina explained that the food items and cash were given to the less privileged and the vulnerables in the state, stressing that  the donation was specifically targeted at the  aged, widows and the poor in the community where the company operates.  

He commended the Governor Dapo Abiodun  - led Government for being proactive in respect of  the lockdown of the state, explaining that the distribution of the company's relief package started at the Totoro area of Abeokuta.

He said: "We started from the places where we work like where we have our office at Totoro.  We gave the relief materials to the vulnerable and the less privileged in those areas.  

"Life is not about what you get, but giving to the people that need it.  We are encouraging everybody to be there for his or her neighbour.  

"We need to continue to pray for the country so that we can get out of this.  
We gave foods items and cash for over 300 household in about 10 different locations in the state.

"We also went to the gateway mortgage bank to share, not for the bankers, but for the gateman, cleaners and other little staff that are not rich. We also went to tarmac whereby we gave the relief items to the low people and jobless. 

"We targeted people within the area we operate.  It just for the people we think cannot be able to buy a cup of rice. It is not political, we just want to do it as social responsibility.

 "I think it is responsible from the part of the government for now for taking this action to save lives. It is only when you are alive that you can talk about the economy or what you want to do.   

"This is an opportunity to rest and stay with people that are more important to them. I commend the state government, they have been very proactive.  The governor has done a lot to ensure the people are prepare for this lockdown.  

"Even in his last speech, he also gave room for people to transact within a period of time.  I will advise the state government to use Lagos as a case study in carrying out the lockdown."

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