A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Ebony Media Concepts, on Sunday, distributed Covid-19/Ramadan palliatives to over 500 households in Lagos Island Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The Chairman of the Foundation, Omooba Qudus Adewole, told journalists that the palliatives were meant to cushion the hardship of the Covid-19 lockdown on beneficiaries, adding that the exercise was not political but a way to assuage the sufferings of the masses, particularly during the month of Ramadan.
Omooba Adewole, who led a team round residential areas to ensure effective distribution of the palliatives, said that no fewer than 500 households benefited from the gestures.
“The beneficiaries comprised of widows, widowers and less privileged. This package was structured to coincide with the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan,” said Adewole, who urged residents of Lagos Island where the items were distributed, to maintain personal and public hygiene as well as maintaining social distancing even though the lockdown has been partially lifted so as to curb the spread of the virus.
“Our Foundation is set out to be a frontrunner in humanitarian activities as well as making life meaningful for the less privileged irrespective of their political, religious and social affiliations.
Our mission is clear and with the support of God, we are gradually achieving our goals of bridging the wide gaps between the poor and the rich,” Omooba Adewole said, while he commended the Foundation’s sponsors and other philanthropists for their support.
The beneficiaries which include a 59-year-old woman and a trader, Alhaja Halimat, another 50-year-old and 55-year-old Aisha Afolabi, all thanked the Foundation for the gesture.
Items distributed include packed jollof rice, and chicken, assorted drinks, hand sanitizers and nose masks.