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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
The Chairman of Bayduk Group of companies and Zonal Executive officer of IPMAN, Western zone , Engr. Bayode Olowookere has distributed food items worth millions of naira and cash to less privileged residents of Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The gesture is part of the donor’s contributions to cushion the effects of the stay at home directive of government aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to journalists during the distribution in his office, Akure, Engr Olowookere said that he is being guided by the biblical injunctions which says “help your neighbours who are in need.”
According to Engr. Olowookere, the beneficiaries were selected because some of them depend on their daily incomes to feed themselves and their children which have become more difficult due to the lockdown and closure of markets in the State.
He advised government at all levels to close ranks with all religions in finding lasting solutions to the pandemic that is ravaging the land.
Engr. Olowookere charged well meaning Nigerians, to work with government and health workers in containing the spread of COVID-19 by observing physical distancing, regular hand washing with soap and water, using of nose mask and hand sanitizers.
He said “I am a great believer of the Bible and I am convinced that you should be your brother’s keeper. It is not about flaunting our financial status, but to give an helping hand to fellow human being.
“This is not the first time of doing it, I have done it in the past and I will continue to do it,” Engr Olowookere.
Some of the beneficiaries expressed appreciation to Engr. Bayode Olowookere for remembering them during this critical period and promised not to take the love for granted
They appealed to other wealthy individuals and groups to always reach out to the widows most especially at this period.