Cadbury Nigeria PLC and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), on Thursday donated assorted palliative items to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) food bank to help the vulnerable people during the current lockdown.
Mr Ladi Sonuga, the Territorial Commercial Manager, North West, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, presented the items to the FCT Administration in Abuja, as part of measures to curb the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The News Agency of Nigeria, reports that the items donated by Cadbury Nigeria Plc include 500 cartons of Bournvita beverage, while PWC donated 600 bags of 10kg rice, 300 cartons of indoomie and 42 cartons of vegetable oil.
Sonuga described the battle against COVID-19 pandemic as a challenging period for all Nigerians and commended the steps taken by the administration to curtail its spread in the territory.
She stressed the need for a concerted efforts to sustain the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Sonuga revealed that the lockdown announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, had severely hampered operational efficiency of most companies.
“The lockdown implemented by almost all the states in the country, as well as specific lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the FCT announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, has severely hampered operational efficiency,” he said.
For his part, the spokesman of Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC), Mr Tolu Adeleke, also thanked government at all levels in the battle against the pandemic, stressing that PWC had supported government efforts at different strata.
Adeleke called on the authorities of the FCT administration to judiciously distribute the items to underserved communities in the territory.
Represented by the Director of Human Resource Management of FCTA, Malam Mohammed Bashir, Aliyu stressed that all hands must be on deck in the battle against the dreaded disease.
The minister noted that the items would in no small measure assist the administration to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the pandemic.
Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Felix Ajide (NAN)