COVID - 19 : Foundation Distributes Food Items To Indigenes, Residents Of Ogun Community - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

COVID - 19 : Foundation Distributes Food Items To Indigenes, Residents Of Ogun Community


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From Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

Succour came the way of scores of families in Ayetoro town, the Headquarters of Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, as Gbenga Akinwande Foundation distributed free food items to them in order to cushion the effects of the total lockdown of the State on the directive of the State and Federal Governments.

The lockdown which began on Friday night, last week, was introduced to restrict residents' movement (though with waver given to those on essential service) as part of measures to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state. 

Ogun State where the first COVID - 19 index case was discovered in Nigeria on February 28, has six confirmed cases, including two fresh cases, according to Governor Dapo Abiodun, who disclosed it on Monday night.

The Governor also disclosed that the fresh index cases had no travel history with Coronavirus endemic countries or contacts with people having travel history, making the new development a wake up call on all residents to take the Stay - at - Home order serious, be more vigilant, observe social distancing, regular hands washing and respiratory hygiene.

The Daily Crucible recalls that the Gbenga Akinwande Foundation floated by a United Kingdom based indigene of the town, Engr. Gbenga Akinwande, in his resolve to make the fight against COVID - 19 succeeds, sets - up a food bank within the community to enable the residents have access to various food items and other relief materials during lockdown.

On the first day of the distribution, hundreds of the residents who visited the Food bank, went home smiling with raw foods items gifted to each of them by the Foundation.

The Promoter and Philanthropist, Engr. Gbenga Akinwande lauded the beneficiaries for their orderly conduct and reminded them to keep observing social distancing rule, maintain regular hands and respiratory hygienes in order to stamp out COVID - 19 pandemic in Ogun State.

He also commended commended Governor Dapo Abiodun for the relief package initiative to cushion the effects of the lockdown on the poor, aged and vulnerable people of the State, but advised him to ensure that the relief items were not highjacked by those whose bellies are already full.

 

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