Ondo NUJ LG Chapel reaches out to Members, as NAWOJ puts smiles on Widows’ faces

By: Adesoji Adetona


The executive committee of NUJ Local Government Information chapel in Ondo state yesterday put smiles on the faces of its members by distributing foodstuffs to them.

Speaking at the venue of the distribution held at the press centre, Akure, the Chapel’s Chairman, Comrade Layo Babade stated that the palliative became imperative in view of the current hardship occasioned by the ravaging coronavirus which had death severe and untold hardship on most members.

He advised members to always stay safe and ensure that they obey all precautionary measures put in place by government.

Babade also urged members of the chapel to contact their unit heads at various local governments to collect their own items.

The NUJ state chairman, Comrade Tona Aderoboye was among those in attendance.


Some widows in Ondo state have received different types of food items as palliatives from the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ, Ondo state chapter, the second phase of such initiative.

The distribution of the Palliatives held at the NUJ Press centre, Akure yesterday was organised by ondo NAWOJ to assist the widows to reduce the burden of feeding their children during this period of COVID-19 lockdown.

Distributing the palliatives to the widows, the state Chairperson of NAWOJ, Mrs Doris Olumoko appreciated Engr. Ife Oyedele, an APC gubernatorial aspirant who made the food items available to the association, saying it has brought succour to the widows.

She promised that the programme would be a continuous exercise as NAWOJ will continue to stand in the gap and reach out to wellmeaning Nigerians who have resources to assist widows.

Olumoko also admonished the widows to ensure they stay safe by abiding by the government’s safety guidelines on COVID-19.

Also speaking, Mrs Olayinka Faniyi, the spokesperson of a nongovernmental organisation, YINFANNY SUPPORT who represented Engineer Ifeoluwa Oyedele, promised that the organisation will continue to partner NAWOJ to render helping hand to women and children in the State.

Some of the widows who appreciated the gesture, promised to protect their families against COVID-19 through maintaining proper hygiene and adhering to COVID-19 Protocols.

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