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Keke riders receive Enugu govt’s relief

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ENUGU State Government, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Tertiary Education Trust (TET) Fund, donated food items to Tricycle (Keke) riders operating in Enugu Metropolis.

  They also received free 1000 face masks produced by the state government, using fabrics supplied and sewed by indigenous traders and trained tailor’s respectively as a means of socio-economic empowerment.

  Keke riders at the three Senatorial Districts of Enugu state alongside the okada riders and National Union of Road Transport Workers had also received similar Palliatives, all as part of the government’s measures to curtail the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on its resident’s.

  State chairman of the Tricycle (Keke) Riders Association, Comrade Benjamin Ikah, who received the items on behalf of his members, thanked the Governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his magnificent and benevolence gesture.

  He expressed delight at Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s benevolence and passionate interest in the welfare of the people, especially the less privileged.

  “Today is not the first day His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is remembering us.We are always happy with this present administration in Enugu State. It seems we are always the first when it comes to what goes to the less privileged; especially those of us who are struggling to make ends meet. We cannot thank His Excellency enough for remembering us in this difficult time”.

  In their separate speeches, the chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Health, Sam Ngene and the special adviser to the governor on agriculture,  Mike Ogbuekwe, who represented the Enugu State Emergency/Palliatives Committee on COVID-19 at the event, all maintained that the governor’s administration is working seriously to curtail the spread of the virus in the state and does not affect the living conditions of most people especially the less privileged.

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