Kogi business magnate and philanthropist, Dr. Bolufemi Rotimi has flagged off the distribution of palliatives to households of his Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal constituency.
The items include bags of Rice, cash among others is to be distributed in the 30 wards of the two local governments in his federal Constituency. The distribution kickstarted in the 15wards of Kabba/Bunu LGA yesterday.
Wards visited include Ikowa Opa, Otu, Asuta and every other wards in Kabba/Bunu.
Dr. Bolufemi Rotimi, who was represented at the presentation of the palliatives by Hon. Segun Modeyin noted that the palliatives were part of his efforts at cushioning the hardship caused by the novel Coronavirus pandemic among his people.
“The lockdown ordered by government to contain the pandemic is in good faith and will help the fight against the virus. Due to this, many people have lost their means of livelihood, jobs and businesses have been affected. People are complaining of hunger. So, I felt I should reach out to my people and help them as everything should not be left only for the government”
Each household will have one pack. We have a total of 15wards in each of the two local government areas, making it 30 wards. In every ward, there are more than 100 households, which means we are reaching out to a good number of households in Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu.”
It would be recalled that Dr. Bolufemi had in May donated 2000 bags of rice, motorcycles among other items to the people of Lokoja, the state capital. Distribution of over 5000 bags of rice has now been flagged off yesterday in Kabba/Bunu.
Dr. Bolufemi also explained that measures were put in place to ensure that the palliatives get to the targeted beneficiaries.
Some of the beneficiaries, who spoke commended the efforts of Dr. Bolufemi, called on other politicians, bussiness magnate and appointees in the Senatorial District to come to the aid of the people.
They expressed joy at the kind gesture, saying that the outbreak of the pandemic in Kogi and the subsequent lockdown of Kabba/Bunu by the Governor will bring untold hardship on the people, this palliative will go a long way ameliorating our sufferings, we are grateful to him.” they said.
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