An Abuja-based India firm, Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, has donated 1,000 cartons of noodles to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to support its efforts to cushion the effect of sit-at-home on the vulnerable.
Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Mr Shravan Kumar, presented the items to the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, on Friday in Abuja.
Kumar said the donation was to support those at the “bottom of the pyramid” who were mostly affected by the lockdown in the nation’s capital.
He explained that the package would be distributed with the support of the FCT administration’s personnel.
“We at TCF are supporting food distribution, increasing awareness via printed handouts on how to control the spread of the disease and providing medicated soap to vulnerable households adversely affected by the measures instituted to control further spread of the pandemic in and around the FCT,” he said.
He also said that each carton of indomie noodle contains a pack of milk and soap, adding that the interventions were critical change agents as they give the vulnerable a sense of self-control over their lives.
Responding, Aliyu noted that Tulsi Chanrai foundation had demonstrated social responsibility to the Nigeria populace, especially in the areas of primary healthcare, safe drinking water and eye care services.
She said that the firm’s response in the fight against COVID-19 in the nation’s capital would not be forgotten in a hurry.
The minister also promised that the items would be taken to the vulnerable households in rural communities.
Aliyu thanked the organisation for the gesture and called on other corporate bodies to do the same as government was doing everything possible to overcome the situation.
- 4 police officers fired in U.S. Minnesota over death of black man
- U.S. VP Pence’s press secretary returns to work after testing positive
- LatAm economic climate index falls to three-decade low
- U.S. Texas further opens up amid pandemic
- LASG cautions developers against roads abuse
- Spotlight: Europeans continue to heal economic wounds, infections top 2 mln
- Ratcliffe sworn in as U.S. spy chief
- COVID-19: Gov. El-Rufai extends Kaduna lockdown by 2 weeks
- Romania to take new relaxation measures from June 1: minister
- PDP hails FG over successes against banditry, other crimes in Zamfara
- Roundup: New York Stock Exchange partially reopens as U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 100,000
- New York governor rings opening bell at exchange as traders return
- Teenage Saruni dreams of debut Olympics in Tokyo
- Feature: Pandemic-hit Ecuador faces uncertain economic future, say experts
- ‘Presidential directive’ on 150 memos is fake news – Presidency
- 875 people commit suicide during lockdown period in Nepal
- 3 U.S. soldiers wounded in ambush attack in eastern Syria
- Tinubu commiserates with Telegraph Newspaper over Editor’s death
- COVID-19: Let’s put our trust in Allah to end pandemic – Ife Chief Imam
- Germany to extend contact restrictions untill June 29