By Olayinka Owolewa
Ilorin, July 9, 2020 (NAN) A socio-cultural group, Kwara Fulani Development Union in Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency has commended Rep Tunji Ajuloopin for the donation of food items to members as palliatives.
The Secretary of the group, Mr Suleiman Giwa, gave the commendation during the presentation of the food items on Thursday in Omu-Aran.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the items presented to the group, witnessed by its representatives across the four councils in the area, included bags of rice, beans, maize and groundnut oil.
Giwa, in his remarks, said that the gesture by Ajuloopin, who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, was highly beneficial, a morale booster and welcome development.
According to him, the donation is coming when people’s purchasing powers have been drastically reduced by various measures taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
“Things have become very difficult for our members, like other residents in the constituency as a result of persistent lockdown, following the advent of COVID-19.
“Many have lost hope of survival, as commercial and business activities have been on the downward trend, as lockdown persists.
“But today, Ajuloopin has rekindled our hope that we still have a leader who is very much passionate about the welfare and wellbeing of his people.
“We have earlier benefitted from the first and second phases of the distribution of preventive materials, such as hand sanitiser, liquid soaps, face masks and food items, sponsored by his constituency office.
“But today’s donation, specifically targeted at our union, is very unique and we want to commend Ajuloopin for the honour and recognition,” Giwa said.
Earlier in his remark, the lawmaker said that the donation was in continuation of his desire and plans towards alleviating the impact of COVID-19 on the people of the constituency.
Ajuloopin, represented by his Legislative Aide, Mr Lanre Agas, said that the gesture was also to fulfill his promise to always be alive to the yearnings and aspirations of the constituents, whenever the need arose.
“The union members, like other constituents, are highly respected and reliable people. This, they have passionately demonstrated through their support during the last elections.
”As we promised, we will continue to be there for them and others in times of need.
“This exercise, God’s willing, will be a continuous one and we are very much hopeful that it will go a long way to douse the tension created by various measures aimed at curbing the COVID-19 community transmission among the people,” he said.
The lawmaker appealed to the union members and the constituents across the four councils to continue adhering strictly to safety measures, such as social distancing and regular hands washing, in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. (NAN)
Edited By: Chinyere Bassey and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq
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