COVID-19: Osun to share food items to residents from Wednesday


The Osun State government will from Wednesday commence door-to-door distribution of food items to residents as part of palliatives to cushion the effect of sit-at-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19, a statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Oluwole Oyebamiji, has said.

Osun currently has 20 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and residents were placed on two weeks lockdown on April 1.

Oyebamiji in the statement on Tuesday said the state received donations of food items from WEMA Bank Plc and Cititrust, an investment holdings company.

He said the state government would start distributing the food and relief items at all the 3020 polling centres in the state from where they would be shared to the people.

The distribution to residents would be done irrespective of political party affiliation as the food items were for the welfare of all Osun residents.

In his remark, Zonal Manager of WEMA Bank in Osun, Mr Adeyeni Adeniji, said the bank donated the food items to help cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown.

Adeniji said that the bank made similar donations to other states in the South-West in addition donation made to the national COVID-19 relief fund as part of its corporate social responsibility,

He said the bank donated 3,000 bags of rice, many cartons of noodles and vegetable oils to Osun government for distribution to poor residents of the state.

Cititrust Holdings Chairman of COVID-19 Response Committee, Mr Adewole Adekunle, said the company also donated 1000 bags of 5kg rice plus cartons of noodles and vegetable oil to assist the state in giving palliatives to the people.

He said the donation was the first tranche of food items to be donated by his company to the state, adding that medical supplies and other food items were on the way.

Written by ExpressDay

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