COVID-19: Oyakhilome Foundation supports Lagos state govt with food items

COVID-19: Oyakhilome Foundation supports Lagos state govt with food items

- Non-profit organisations have been at the forefront of helping the less privileged in the society since the stay-at-home directive by the government

- One of such organisations is the InnerCity Mission for Children, a non-governmental organization

- The organisation is not only donating but helping to distribute food items to the needy in the society

The InnerCity Mission for Children, a non-governmental organization under the auspices of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation, has donated food items to the Lagos government to help soften the effects of the compulsory lockdown in the state.

The organization says it will also help the government in the distribution of the food items, targeting vulnerable children, households, and communities to help them cushion the effects of the government’s stay-at-home directive.

Director of Innercity Mission for Children, Mrs Omoh Alabi, who led the team to present the items to the state government was received by the commissioner of agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal and the state’s commissioner for wealth creation Mrs Yetunde Arobieke.

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COVID-19: Oyakhilome Foundation supports Lagos state govt with food items
Lagos state commissioner of agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, addressing the press after receiving the items
Source: Facebook

According to Mrs Alabi, the organisation decided to support the Lagos state government to cushion the effects of lockdown on Lagosians as the coronavirus outbreak has affected all areas of human endeavour.

She further said the founder of the InnerCity Mission for Children, Rev Chris Oyakhilome is committed to working with the government to ensure that efforts to combat the virus are not made in vain by those who may be driven to the streets as a result of hunger.

COVID-19: Oyakhilome Foundation supports Lagos state govt with food items
Some beneficiaries are already receiving the donations
Source: Facebook

Her words: “We deem it necessary, as a faith-based organisation to lend our own support for the laudable efforts of the government to cushion the unsettling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on many families in Lagos state.

“As a caring organisation, we realized that we cannot be indifferent to the plight of many challenged masses of the state. We are trying to stretch out a hand of kindness to those who ordinarily will not have anyone to care for them.

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“Our goal is to ensure that indigent children and families are safe and fed even as the world fights against Covid19. As we reach out to these needy with food supplies, it is our prayer that soon we will be able to put this behind us and our cities will return back to normal.”

Receiving the relief materials on behalf of the Lagos government, the state’s commissioner for agriculture, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, commended the foundation for the kind gesture.

Two thousand families are to benefit from the 1st phase of the emergency food distribution as part of palliatives for the lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In the end, 20,000 families would have been reached.

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In a related development, two leading Non-Governmental Organizations, Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) and Connected Development (CODE) on Saturday, April 18 collaborated to distribute foodstuff to locals in Wumba community, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

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