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COVID-19: Foundation distributes relief materials to less privileged in Oyo State



An Ibadan-based NGO, Yinfanny Foundation has distributed relief materials to the less privileged in Ibadan, Oyo State, to cushion the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the Foundation distributed the materials on Sunday at its Oke-Ado office in Ibadan.

NAN reports that the Foundation is owned by Mrs Yinka Faniyi, a former aspirant for Ibadan South West State Constituency II in the last general elections under the Peoples Trust Party (PTP).

Among the items distributed were 50kg bags of rice, face masks and hand sanitisers.

Faniyi said that the distribution was to help them cushion the economic effects of the partial lockdown in the state occasioned by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

She said that the gesture was also aimed at giving back to the society, admonishing the people to obey government’s directives on the prevention and control of the virus.

Faniyi urged people to stay at home as directed by the government, reminding them that the pandemic was real and staying at home would prevent its spread.

“I am moved to donate the relief items to ameliorate the difficulty our people are passing through at this trying times,” she said.

She lauded the state Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) under the leadership of Alhaji Ademola Babalola for sensitising the public on the outbreak of the pandemic to avoid further spread.

Faniyi said that she was keenly following the union’s efforts toward curtailing the spread of the virus, promising to pay them a visit to commend their good works.

She thanked Gov. Seyi Makinde for leading the fight against COVID-19 in Oyo State and wished him quick recovery.

Faniyi called on other public-spirited indigenes of the state to come to the aid of the less privileged at this trying times, commending all individuals and institutions for their support.

Earlier, Alhaji Maroof Balogun, the PDP Chairman, Ibadan South West Local Government and his cabinet had welcomed Faniyi during a visit to their office.

He appreciated the kind gesture of the Foundation, saying that he had also been doing his best for his constituents.

Edited By: Adeleye Ajayi