Niyi Akande, Osogbo.
A Non Governmental Organisation, Rai Global Foundation, has distributed food items for the residents of Ejigbo, Ejigbo Local Government area of Osun state to cushion the effect of restriction of movement, occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking with newsmen after flag off of the distribution of the items, the founder, Dr Richard Adekola Idowu, explained that the initiative was borne out of the need to complement ongoing efforts of the Osun government to cushion the effects of lockdown order.
The Ejigbo-born philanthropist explained that the foundation decided to distribute the items to the residents of the town because it would go a long way to ameliorate their sufferings, especially during the lockdown period
Represented by Mr Faith and other members of the foundation, Idowu maintained that the palliative was aimed at cushioning the effect of the total lockdown on the people.
He said the beneficiaries of the foot items were pregnant women, nursing mothers and representatives of religious bodies.
He charged residents of the town and the state to adhere strictly to all precautionary measures announced by the government and the National Centre for Disease Control such as regular hand washing, personal hygiene, social distancing and directives to curb the spread of the deadly disease.
He emphasized that all the measures like use of sanitizers, coughing into the elbow, use of nose masks were for the good of all and not a display of wealth as some people see the virus as the disease for wealthy people.
At the distribution exercise carried out in line with social distancing directive, the beneficiaries described the gesture as one of the age old communal spirit of love and solidarity in the people of Ejigbo which stands out the town even before the on going covid 19 global pandemic.
Mrs Christiana Adeboje, one of the beneficiaries appreciated the donor just as she prayed God to continue to bless him. She described the gesture as truly elating and commendable said.
Present at the venue venue where the items were distributed were the Chief Imam of Ejigbo who was represented by one of his aides and the leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ejigbo chapter.