COVID-19: MURIC gives cash, food worth N2m to vulnerable Nigerians
- The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has shared food and money during Covid-19 lockdown to help people's economy
- MURIC said that they had to pool resources together from well-meaning Nigerians who donated to the cause
- With over N2 million, the Muslim group was able to meet the various needs of individuals who needed help to survive
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said that it has shared food items in the value of N2 million to less privileged Nigerians as a palliative to ease their hardship during the Covid-19 lockdown.
The director of MURIC, Prof Ishaq Akintola, made this known in a statement on Monday, April 20, in Lagos, adding that the relief was given under the “MURIC COVID-19 Relief Scheme” launched in March, the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports.
The director of the group also said that Muslims from all areas of the country have been giving towards the scheme.
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“The money realised is being steadily channelled to widows, orphans and other vulnerable Nigerians through the state chairmen of the organisation.
“As at midnight of Sunday, April 19, the scheme has netted N2.2 million. To date, we have disbursed N2.03 million, leaving cash balance N177,500,” he said.
Professor Ishaq also said that the materials are dispatched through the chairmen of the state branches of MURIC after they “have been able to identify vulnerable Nigerians”.
He went ahead to say that they carried out a three-day campaign programme in Lagos state where rice and other food items were distributed.
According to him, the group has also given out money to individuals as a rescue to their distress calls.
“As little as between N2,000 and N2,000 were shared and the reactions we get from them shows the gravity of their plight. The depth of abject poverty among poor Nigerians during this lockdown is glaring,” he said.
In his final words, he urged Nigerians to always look out for each other and be their brothers' keepers in this time of need.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a young Nigerian man, Ichor Joshua, led a team of engineers, to build a locally-made ventilator so that more people can survive the pandemic.
He said that while there has been a lot of focus on high-tech ventilators, they worked on the ventilator to cater to environments without resources like power supply.
Called an S-Vent, Joshua said that the machine was built using materials and components that make it easy to build the ventilator anywhere. With its solar power technology, there is no limitation on where it could be used.
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