The Ona-Ara Community Development Area (CDA) in Kajola, Ogun, on Sunday, distributed foodstuffs to no fewer than 80 residents of the community to cushion the effects of the lockdown, occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ona Ara, under Orilonise Community Development Council (CDC), distributed the food items to the residents.
Mr Hammad Yekini, the Chairman of Ona Ara CDA, said that the gesture was borne out of the desire to assist and help the community over the lockdown.
Yekini said that the food items, which were the community’s widow’s mite, would provide succour for the residents who could not go out as a result of the lockdown order.
“We took the decision to give back to our CDA since people no longer go out to get their daily needs. Although it was so little, we believe it will help our people for a while,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the beneficiaries of the food items expressed joy and applauded the CDA’s kind gestures, saying it was a welcome development.
They appealed to government to respond to the yearnings of the masses, as they were in dire need of food and other items to survive the period of the lockdown.
Pastor Samuel Afolaji, a beneficiary of the food items, expressed his happiness over the gesture, which, he said, was a relief to his family.
Another resident, Mrs Iyabode Bankole, commended the association for the gesture, urging other well-spirited individuals to come to the aid of the masses at this trying period.
A former Secretary of the association, Mr Waheed Adewunmi, said that the foodstuffs would last the beneficiaries for, at least, a week. (NAN)
– Apr. 19, 2020 @ 16:05 GMT |