Hon. Hammed Idowu D. Tijani (HID), the Executive Chairman of Ojokoro Local Council Chairman distributed over 5000 relief packages to vulnerable people in the LCDA on Friday, 3rd April 2020 at the council secretariat.
This is done to complement the efforts of the Lagos State Governor to cushion the effect of the stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Items in the “Ojokoro LCDA’s relief package” include; noodles, spaghetti, semolina, and wheat, which were given to the most vulnerable constituent members through the Community Development Associations (CDA), the religious bodies, the bales and the kings in Ojokoro community.
Hon. Tijani believes these sets of representatives will be able to reach out to the vulnerable in the community, as they are closer to these people.
The council chief during the distribution pleaded with the community members to continue to obey all the precautionary measures and directives as stated by the state government.
He emphasized on the importance of social distancing, hand washing, use of sanitizers, coughing into the elbow, use of nose mask and other precautionary measures given by medical experts to contain the spread of the deadly disease.
While speaking to newsmen at the occasion, HID urged the handlers of the relief packages to do it right; saying, “I beg you to ensure that all these packages get to the right set of people in your various communities”.
He added that transparency in the distribution of the packages will be a key to the success of the program and will justify the good intention of his administration.
Hon. Tijani commended the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu for taking bold steps to contain the spread of the disease in the state and the Nation by extension.
He also lauded the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his generous donation to the Lagos State Government in the combat of this dreaded pandemic.
Responding to the kind gesture of the council boss, one of the traditional leaders, Chief Sarumo Dada, the Baale of Akinyele Alakuko, appreciated the council chairman for spreading his hands of friendship at this trying time and pray that God will continue to strengthen him, as he said the community is still awaiting the package of the state government.
It will be recalled that Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu has been distributing relief packages to vulnerable constituents in the state, as a means to support the people on the effects of the pandemic heating up the entire universe.
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