- Adeniyi Philip Ayoola, a Nigerian man, is the latest to be celebrated by the United States for his gesture to 60 families
- Ayoola is celebrated for feeding the families and providing 200 face masks to help fight COVID-19
- An excited Ayoola promises to continue playing positive roles in poverty alleviation in the country
A Nigerian, Adeniyi Philip Ayoola, has received an unexpected recognition from the United States government for feeding at least 60 families as the lockdown persists following COVID-19 pandemic.
Ayoola, through his organisation, IGAfrica, voluntarily carried out the gesture and also provided 200 face masks to some Nigerians to help reduce what is now known as community transmission.
The gesture was carried out in the Agege local government area of Lagos state at a time Nigerians continue to lament the hard economic realities brought on them by the spreading coronavirus.
Nigeria is rated a nation with most of its population in poverty. Since the lockdown started, many kind and well-meaning individuals have touched the lives of the poor in different ways.
In his reaction, Ayoola said thanked the US Mission in Nigeria for the recognition.
"My team and I are very grateful for the mention. It's a very difficult time for our people.
"We will continue to do our best to support indigent members of our community to stay safe now and always," he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported how two Nigerians identified as Kate Onah and Emmanuel Ngbede have been living their lives serving humanity by feeding and empowering the poor with their salaries.
Kate is a radio host who is passionate about putting a smile on people's faces through her outreach, Legit.ng has learnt.
The radio host invites health workers to attend to people whenever she organises vocational skill workshop. She said it is important to organise free medical care because most people do not have money to go to the hospital.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Sunday, May 10, confirmed 248 new COVID-19 cases in the country, taking the total number of infections to 4,399.
The agency made the announcement on Sunday night, via its Twitter handle.
The NCDC stated that 81 of the new cases were in Lagos state, 35 in Jigawa, while Borno and Kano states each had 26 new confirmed cases.
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