Covid-19: Police share free food to hungry Nigerians during pandemic

Covid-19: Police share free food to hungry Nigerians during pandemic

- The Nigerian Police Force has flagged off a palliative support programme to help the underprivileged during the ongoing lockdown

- Conceived by all the female officers of the force, the initiative will cater to those who really need help across the nation

- IGP Adamu praised the officers for the brilliant humanitarian idea and how they thought it well to help the vulnerable

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) MA Adamu has launched a feeding programme in the Nigerian Police Force called the community sensitization campaign and palliative support program against Covid-19.

Flagged off on Tuesday, May 19, the initiative is targeted at feeding the hungry within the policing communities across the states of the federation during this present lockdown.

In handling the program, the IGP appointed the most senior female officer in the force who is also a commissioner of police, Dr Aisha Abubakar. She has a PhD in veterinary epidemiology and has a UNESCO award for women in science.

Coronavirus: Female police officers distribute palliatives to homes across Nigeria (photos)

It should be noted that the idea was conceived by all serving female police officers, and the programme will be carried out by visiting all communities in every local government to distribute relief materials.

IGP Adamu said that the line between abject poverty and crime is a blurry one as he praised the female officers for the solution-proffering initiative, saying they are “worthy ambassadors of the force”.

See picture of the palliative packages below:

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday, May 19, debunked the rumour that it is sharing palliative packages to Nigerians to cushion the hard reality they are facing during this trying time.

NCDC, in a Twitter post with an attached screenshot of the misleading message, said such information is false and should be totally disregarded.

It went further to say that the mandate of the agency is "to support states in preparing, detecting and responding to infectious disease outbreaks".

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In other news, a dedicated team of local researchers is working on a Covid-19 vaccine with a modification process that can be completed within three weeks to combat Sars-Cov-2 virus and go through a human trial in six months.

Sars-Cov-2 is a kind of virus strain that causes the deadly coronavirus and it is a respiratory illness.

The team involved in the vaccine development is called Home-grown Esco Aster and they are working with the United States biotechnology company, Vivaldi Biosciences, as they combine proteins from different viruses to find a cure.

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