BAMIDELE Oleyelogun, the Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, has distributed foodstuffs to 3,000 Muslims in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state and all security personnel at the assembly complex.
The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the items, which were distributed on Tuesday in Akure included rice, beans and vegetable oil.
This development was contained in a statement signed by Mr Joshua Ojoawo, the Special Adviser on Media to the Speaker and made available to newsmen.
The statement said that the gesture was to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
He added that the items would also give relief to the Muslims, who were observing the Ramadan as well as to the security operatives, whose profession involved a lot of risks.
The statement further stated that the gesture had no political undertone, stressing that it was given out of sheer love to the beneficiaries.
He urged the beneficiaries to always abide by the precautionary measures ordered by the state government and other authorities.
Oleyelogun noted that with the cooperation and collaboration of all, Nigeria would soon overcome the pandemic and it would become a thing of the past.
Some of the communities that benefitted from the gesture of the speaker are: Igbara-Oke, Isarun, Ero, Ilara and Ajibamidele. (NAN)
– May 5, 2020 @ 14:19 GMT |