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The Minister of State for Niger Delta affairs, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura has flagged off the distribution of COVID-19 palliative items for the people of Ondo state to cushion effects of stay at home order directed by the government.
At the commencement of the distribution in Ifedore local government area of the state, the Minister who spoke through the Chairman of the Palliatives Committee, Tayo Fayanju said the sharing of the relief materials that included food items would kick off at towns in the council area.
Fayanju said there would be no political discrimination in the distribution of the palliatives as reasonable number of the needy would receive the items irrespective of their political or ethnic or religious affiliation.
The Chairman also noted that the Alasoadura’s lockdown palliatives would not be for only politicians but the less privileged would be included.
Fayanju who commended Senator Alasoadura for the initiative at this critical period, said the deadly coronavirus had caught humanity unaware, posing the need for all to sacrifice in order to get the nation out of the pandemic.
The Chairman appealed wealthy Nigerians to see the coronavirus pandemic as a global disaster and sacrifice resources to aid the vulnerable.
He urged Nigerians to obey various government’s directives and precautionary measures to checkmate spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the beneficiaries of the palliatives appreciated the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs Senator Tayo Alasoadura for the gesture and called on the affluent people in the society to emulate the Minister.