COVID-19: Chamber of Commerce donates N4m palliative items to Enugu State


ENUGU State Chamber of Commerce,  Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA) on Monday donated palliative items worth  N4million to the Enugu State Government to ease sufferings brought about by COVID-19.

ECCIMA deputy president, Mr Jasper Nduagwuike, presented the items to the state deputy governor, Mrs. Cecelia Ezeilo.

He said that COVID-19 had affected livelihoods adversely, hence, the gesture.

” We want to support the state government with these items in its fight against COVID-19.

” This is our little contribution to what the state government is doing to assist the most vulnerable victims of the pandemic, ” Nduagwuike said.

Nduagwuike said that ECCIMA deemed it necessary to contribute to the state government’s fight against the pandemic and provide succour to vulnerable residents of the state.

In her response, the deputy governor, Mrs Cecelia Ezeilo, thanked ECCIMA and promised that the items would be distributed to the targeted people.

Those present at the presentation are the ECCIMA Director-General (DG), Mr Henry Awureagu, and other members.

Also, the Leader of the  Enugu State House of  Assembly, Mr Ikechukwu Ezeugwu; the Commissioner for Transport, Mr Matthias Ekweremadu; the Commissioner for Inter-Ministerial, Mrs Mabel Agbi, were also present.

Similarly, Procter and Gamble Nigeria Limited, a detergent manufacturing company based in Lagos,  donated bags of soap and 90kg detergent to frontline workers in Enugu.

Handing over the palliative to the deputy governor, an aide to the governor, Mr Ikenna Nwodo, who facilitated the palliatives, said that the items were meant for the most frontline workers in the state.

Nwodo said that the palliative included 4,000 bags of soap and 3,000 bags of 90kg of Ariel detergent.

He added that the detergent was for  COVID-19 frontline workers to ensure they wash their hands regularly to ensure their safety.

In her words, Ezeilo appreciated the gesture and promised the company that the items would be shared to the targeted people.

” We appreciate you for your donations, we promise that all the items will reach the people they are meant for, ” she said. (NAN)

– Jun. 8, 2020 @ 15:45 GMT |

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