Coronavirus: Farmers feed communities in Nasarawa, give out palliatives
- Some communities in Nasarawa are being provided with palliatives to cushion the effect of the coronavirus lockdown
- The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society is responsible for the kind gesture
- The group says the kind gesture was started in January
The Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society (NFGCS) is distributing palliatives to some communities in Nasarawa state.
The disclosure was made in a statement by the national coordinator of NFGCS, Retson Tedheke, Leadership reports.
Legit.ng gathers that this is the third phase of distribution of palliatives as part of the group’s effort to cushion the effects of the coronavirus lockdown.
Tedekhe said: “These are urgent times that call for urgent care. If you notice, there is little left of our daily lives which have not been affected in one way or the other by the global pandemic and the worst of it is to allow farmers who are in the front line of food production go hungry. That would be a double disaster."
The group said it started the kind gesture in January and continued during the first week of the lockdown where two cows were killed and shared among various households in different communities.
“Today we are also giving out 30 bags of 50kg rice to distribute among families in eleven communities, including the Fulani communities around us."
In other news, a man who recently recovered from the deadly coronavirus has lamented the stigma he is currently facing from members of the society.
The man identified as Fred Drah said his barber no longer wants to shave his hair and his mechanic has refused to service his car since he recovered from the disease.
The Ghanaian man said some people who come to check on him usually stay some meters away from him.
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Fred, however, called on Ghanaians to be very careful as the virus is real.
He said: "The virus is real. COVID-19 is real. I was tested positive, and what I went through, I want to tell you that the virus is real.
"Take these simple precautions. If you know that you don't have anything doing out there, don't even go out there. Wash your hands, use sanitisers, keep the distances because it is difficult for you to see the virus, you can't see it."
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