Distribution of Palliatives and Hand washing items to Wassa Community in the FCT by Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace.
140 people benefit from Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation palliative distribution outreach
By Okeoghene Akubuike
Abuja, July, 9, 2020 (NAN) About 140 people in Wassa Community in the FCT on Thursday benefitted from Cardinal Onaiyekan Foundation for Peace (COFP) COVID-19 Palliative Distribution Outreach.
Sister Rose Confidence Amaku, the Personnel Manager, COFP, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on the sidelines of the community outreach in Wassa.
Amaku said the aim of the outreach was for COFP to contribute its own quota to help the indigent, especially with the outbreak of COVID-19.
“In Wassa community, we have the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the host villagers are benefitting from the palliatives.
“We are giving them items which include garri, rice beans, indomie and sachet tomatoes.”
She called on government and well-meaning Nigerians to continue to support Nigerians, especially the poor and unemployed.
“This period is hard for people, we are appealing to government to help Nigerians, especially those who are unemployed and the poor to ease their sufferings,” she said.
NAN reports that handwashing items and sanitiser were also donated to the community.
Mr Austin Nnakwe, the Programme and Operations Manager of COFP, who also spoke with NAN, said the foundation had earlier distributed palliatives to 170 beneficiaries in Toge and Gosa communities in the FCT and 182 beneficiaries in Nyanyan.
Nnakwe said the beneficiaries included persons living with disability, HIV patients, drug addicts and unemployed youths.
Mr John Sumaila, Secretary of the IDP camp in the community thanked the foundation for its constant help to the community, especially the IDPs living in the community.
“Wassa people are happy. All we have to say is may God bless them and all they have given us may God return to them.
“The foundation came in 2019 and they are here again this 2020. We pray they will continue to come and do more for us.” (NAN)
Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Grace Yussuf (NAN)
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