Residents of Ajewole Street, Ajegunle, in Ikorodu Local Government Area of the State have received additional items of the State’s COVID-19 Emergency Food Response.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, who led the State delegation to distribute the packages, explained that it was a swift response of the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, to the plea of the residents of Ajewole Street for more of the food stimulus packages, as the ones given earlier did not go round.
“Based on your plea, Mr. Governor has ordered that 100 more packages be brought to the street and be shared to households who had not got anything during the first exercise”, Omotoso said.
The Commissioner noted that each of the packages contains 5kg of Rice, 5kg of Garri, 3kg of beans, seasoning, as well as tomato and pepper mix, adding that the pack is expected to feed a family of six for two weeks.
Stating that the Lagos State COVID-19 Emergency Food Response Initiative was aimed at reaching out to households as a palliative to control the shortage of food supply that might be experienced during the lockdown directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to curb a spread of the pandemic, Omotoso pointed out that preference is given to the aged, vulnerable and indigent.
Speaking on behalf of the residents, Chukwunwe Ike Okpa expressed great joy on receiving his own package and thanked the State Governor for coming to the aid of people in Ajegunle Street, in Ikorodu.
“I’m thanking our Governor for the items he sent to my area. He saw our plight on the news and answered our call because there is nothing for us to eat in this area. I thank him for listening to us. I pray for him that he will reach the next level. We are all observing how he has been fighting this Coronavirus in Lagos and I can say that he’s doing well. I am using this opportunity to beg him not to stop his good work. I pray that he will not lack anything by the Grace of God. I thank him”, he said.