COVID-19: NGO Donates N1m To Kogi, Distributes Food, Medical Items To Rural Settlers

….Monarch Promises To Embark On Sensitization Of Subjects On Personal Hygiene

 

 

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

 

L-R: CEO of Waves of Success Foundation, Ocholi Yusuf Okpanachi during courtesy visit to the Chairman of Ibaji Traditional Council in Kogi state, Chief John Egwemi, People waiting to collect food and medical items distributed by the NGO.

 

As the battle to flush out the ravaging Coronavirus across the globe continues, the Waives of Success Foundation, a Non Governmental Organization has donated N1m to Kogi state government and distributed food items and medical consumables to rural settlers in Ofu and Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Areas to curtail the spread of the disease in Kogi.

The effort of the foundation is also geared towards reducing the suffering of the people as a result of the sad out break of the virus.

A total of one million pieces of plastic sanitizers, one thousand bags of 5KG rice, washing basins, hand gloves and face masks were distributed to benefiting communities so far covered of which same will be extended to Idah and Ibaji local government areas.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Waives of Success Foundation, and an illustrious son of Ugwolawo in Ofu local government area of Kogi state, Ocholi Yusuf Okpanachi while distributing the materials over the weekend at Ugwolawo and Ajaka, headquarters of the two council areas, said the gesture is part of the foundation’s contributions to the health and welfare need of the grassroots residents.

According to the Chief Executive Officer “this trying period occasioned by the out break of the Coronavirus pandemic demands the cooperation of all and sundry especially the well to do individuals and organizations to compliment government’s efforts in the fight against the scourge of the deadly disease”

Okpanachi gave the assurance that the foundation would not relent in its humanitarian commitment to the less privileged in the society and vowed to continue to identity with the needy as the situation arises.

 

Chief Executive Officer of Waves of Success Foundation, Ocholi Yusuf Okpanachi at distributing point of food items and medical consumables

 

 

He praised government at all levels and other donors towards the war against Coronavirus pandemic for the joint efforts so far exhibited to wipe out the killer disease in every part of the world.

Okpanachi during the visit paid traditional homage to the Eje of Ofu, Chief James Abalaka and his counterpart, Eje and Etemahi Igalamela, Chief Abel Etu where he donated same food items and medical consumables to them and their council members.

The Royal Fathers, while responding, commended the Chief Executive Officer of the Waives of Success Foundation for his magnanimity to the people of his area and described him as a worthy son that would be continued to be proud of.

Speaking on behalf of Kogi Government during the event, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Yahaya Bello on Security in charge of Ofu local government area, Amodu Ibrahim, appreciated the Foundation’s assistance to the people through its donations.

He promised that the benefitting local governments will not relent their sensitization and financial support to ensure that the Coronavirus pandemic is brought to its kneel in all the nooks and crannies of rural communities.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Ibaji Traditional Council in Kogi state, Chief John Egwemi has promised to embark on sensitization of his subjects to embrace personal hygiene and clean environment at all times in order to halt the spread of Coronavirus in his domain.

The royal father made the promise while receiving in audience the Chief Executive Officer of Waves of Success Foundation, Ocholi Yusuf Okpanachi in his Palace at Onyedega over the weekend.

Chief Egwemi stressed the need for traditional rulers across the country to compliment government’s efforts in halting the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

He commended Okpanachi and his organization for the good initiative of distributing food items and medical consumables to the needy in the society to cushion the effect of the deadly disease.

His Royal Highness also solicited the support of government and nongovernmental organizations in the provision of democracy dividends to Ibaji people.

The traditional ruler particularly called for the federal government intervention in the reconstruction of the road from Idah to Onyedega, headquarters of Ibaji local government area as it has been washed away by flood.