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PUBLIC spirited ndi Anambra are still responding to Gove. Willie Obiano’s call for charitable humanitarian works in the fight against COVID-19.  

  One of them is a philanthropist, Chief Dennis Okafor, who distributed food items to Umuadaike Kindred Orofia Village, Abagana, Njikoka Local Government Area, as part of his COVID-19 outreach programme.

  Presenting the food items comprising bags of rice, tubers of yam and cartons of noodles, Chief Okafor, represented by Chief Afamefuna Okafor, said the step was taken in response to the State Government’s call for assistance in cushioning the effect of the extended lockdown put in place to contain the spread of the Coronavirus in the State, calling on wealthy individuals to join hands in ameliorating the plights of the people.

  Chairman of the community, Sunday Anene, their Woman Leader, Mrs Mercy Epundu and their Secretary, Chekwube Nwoye-Mmaduabuchi, said the gesture will go a long way in reducing the sufferings of the people, urging others to emulate him.

  Also, Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Basic Education, Chief Raymond Uchebo has distributed food items to women of Ifite Village Enugwu-Agidi in Njikoka Local Government Area.

  The event took place at his country home Enugwu-Agidi under strict observance of social distancing.

  Bags of rice and tubers of yam were distributed to the beneficiaries.

  Chief Uchebo explained that the intervention was to cushion the effect of the sit at-home order which is part of many measures adopted by the government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as compliment various economic packages distributed by the Governor to various communities.

  He explained that the present economic hardship resulting from the lockdown of the global economy requires sustained assistance to under privileged members of the society whose source of daily income have been adversely affected and commended Governor Willie Obiano for his proactive measures to prevent the scourge.

  Also speaking, a Deputy Director in the Anambra State Ministry of Health, Dr Obiageli Uchebo said the intervention became necessary because most low income earners depend on daily struggle to earn a living adding that the sit at home order makes it difficult for them to continue with their sources of livelihood.

  Similarly, following the Anambra State government call on individuals, groups and corporate organizations to assist in alleviating the plights of the people as a result of the sit-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus, the Management of Nice Micro Finance Bank Nise and a Board member have donated four hundred bags of rice and other food items as well as the sum of four hundred thousand naira to the people of its catchment area.

The donation which is part of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility will benefit all the four villages in Nise that were represented by women executive members who gathered at the Bank premises to receive the food items Presenting the four hundred bags of rice to the women representatives, Chris Onor, said that the step was taken in response to the need to assist the Anambra State Government in ameliorating the effects of the extended lockdown needed to contain the spread of the COVID-19.

  He urged governments at both State and Federal levels to roll out more measures to cushion the effects of the lockdown on the people especially the poor.

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