When government, following the pattern observed elsewhere decided to ease the lockdown and businesses were allowed to re-open in order to save the economy from total collapse, Nigerians heaved a sigh of relief and began to run their lives in spite of the virus. They respected the non-pharmaceutical interventions which government prescribed for a while, but in due course all the masks disappeared.
The rice, packed in 10kg bags, are meant to cushion the adverse effects of the deadly virus among the state’s residents.
Tagged: #DEEPLYROOTED#, the 12th edition of one of the most anticipated inspirational and empowerment event, convened by Dr. Siju Iluyomade, has over the years emerged a source of relief to many less privileged individuals in the society.
The Oyo State Government maintained that the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde would never shortchange the people, urging members of the public to discountenance the allegations and misinformation being spread on social media.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that foodstuffs, school bags, clothes, farm tools, sewing machines, cassava and grinding machines, among other items, were distributed as palliatives to widows in the community.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) stated this on Monday when he was accosted by State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa.
Ojougboh denied the report in a statement on Tuesday after the Senate challenged him to prove the allegation.
The football governing body stated this after the body’s video conference held on Monday.
The Director of Corporate Affairs of the intervention agency, Charles Obi Odili, stated this on Saturday in a statement.
A Socio-Rights group, Progressives for Greatness, raised the advocacy during its outreach programme at St. Vincent De Paul Old People’s Home, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that physically challenged persons and the elderly were among beneficiaries of the palliatives.
Presenting the items separately to the beneficiaries on Saturday, the General Officer Commanding of the Division, Major General Nuhu Angbazo, said the gesture was part of the 2020 Nigerian Army Day Celebration.
Brigadier General Usman Bello, Commander, 4 Brigade, Benin, who distributed the palliatives on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said the exercise was part of activities to mark the 2020 Army Day celebration.
The distribution, which was done under the aegis of Amokachi Foundation, saw more than 1,100 families given packs of food items and provisions.
According to the institution’s bulletin issued on Monday, no fewer than 643 Departmental Staff have received food items donated by the state government as palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by Coronavirus pandemic.
One of the groups that benefited from the distribution, the Muslim Rights Concern, has expressed gratitude for the kind gesture.
The Muslim Community in Ebonyi State has petitioned Governor David Umahi and security agencies over an alleged diversion of COVID-19 palliatives meant for the Community by Alhaji Abbass Egwu.
The Muslim Rights Concern argued that such relief will stem the tide of agitations for early reopening of churches and mosques for normal worship sessions.
The Catfish and Allied Fish Farmers Association of Nigeria has distributed smoked catfish as COVID-19 palliatives in support of government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Anambra State chapter of the Peopled Democratic Party has announced a donation of N120 million post-COVID-19 lockdown palliative to the people of the state.