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Anambra govt begins distribution of CACOVID relief materials



GOV. Willie Obiano has commenced the equitable sharing of food relief materials donated by private sector coalition against COVID-19, (CACOVID) to mitigate the effect of the novel Coronavirus pandemic, especially the needy in the state.

  Speaking during the occasion which took place recently at the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Gov, Willie Obiano who was represented by Deputy Dr. Nkem Okeke, while appreciating the organisation for their generosity, described the period as a time of difficulty for most families all over the world and a moment where everyone has to look out for each other. According to him, the state government has made a firm decision to take charge and make sure that ndi-Anambra are well protected and the relief materials evenly distributed to people in the state.

  The governor who appreciated the federal government for the undaunted support, also stated that the food relief materials from CACOVID, which included cartoons of noodle, pastas, sugar, salts, bags of garri, rice among others would be distributed not only to 181 communities within the state but also residents in the state.

  In his address, representative of CBN Governor, and Divisional Head Guarantee Trust Bank, Mr. Chima Azubuike, said the COVID- 19 pandemic has undoubtedly altered how we live our lives, worst still is that it continues to disrupt the means of livelihood of fellow citizens. According to him, CACOVID is essentially, the single largest private public coalition that has been put together for a humanitarian course in the history of this great nation, to make the world a better place especially for those bearing the blunt and uncertain times as tough as this.

  Also speaking, the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, appreciated state government and the CACOVID coalition team for the very generous provision they have made to the state and assured the CACOVID team, that the relief materials delivered to the state would be distributed equitably to the needy people in  the state and sought for more support from the group and other bodies.

  One the beneficiaries from Nsugbe community, Mrs. Nkiruka Okoye appreciated the government and group for the good things they have brought to alleviate the suffering and hunger in the land. Mores so, commended Governor Obiano for reaching out to both indigenes and non-indigenes within the state and prayed for God’s abundant blessings upon the state and federal government.

  Commissioner for Health, Dr.Vincent Okpala, Commissioner for Women and Children Affair, Lady Ndidi Mezue, Transition Chairman, Awka South Local Government Area, Mr. Leo Nwuba among other government officials were present at the event.

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