Enugu Local Gov’t, Alumni Association Donate To Charity Homes

To cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State has distributed palliatives to some vulnerable in the area.

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The event, which held at the council headquarters, Uwani, also saw the council in collaboration with the old ASUTech Alumni Association deliver relief packages to some charity homes located around the area.

The council chairman, Hon. Monday Eneh, while addressing the beneficiaries, urged the people of the area to observe all the precautionary measures aimed at curtailing the pandemic.

According to
him, “We shall continue to sing these measures because they are the
only options in this fight. Always wash your hands with soap, wear face masks, eat balanced diet, avoid crowded places, use hand sanitizers and cover your noses and mouths when coughing and sneezing.
Accept these items as a token of our administration’s goodwill and responsibilities.”

Authorities of some of the charity homes visited commended the council
chairman and the alumni association for coming to their aid. At St.
Paul’s Old People’s Home, Uwani, Mother Helen Creed, while receiving the council boss and his team, commended them for coming to their
assistance.

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She said, “It has not been easy for most people because of
many measures adopted to curtail this pandemic. They are very necessary, and we pray that this battle would be won very soon.”

Representatives of the Cheshire Home, Uwani; Ifeanyi Nnaji and
Okechukwu Aniagu, among other beneficiaries, expressed joy over the gesture, and promised to carry the lessons they learnt on how to avoid contracting the virus to the people at the grassroots.

Bags of rice, tubers of yam and bags of
beans were distributed to the beneficiaries selected across all the
council’s thirteen wards, as well as Hausa and Yoruba communities in
the area.

The chairman of the council’s Committee on the Distribution of
Palliatives, Hon. Freedom Nnam, commended the chairman for the
initiative, and urged the beneficiaries to make the best use of the
items.

Among those that witnessed the event were Hon. Sam Ngene and Rt. Hon. Mary Onyinye Ugwu, both members of the Enugu State House of Assembly; and Rev. Ikechukwu Aniabor, who represented the Christian Association of Nigeria.

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