CONVID-19 Epe Club 70’s Distributes Relief Materials to Residents

In its bid to assist the government in curtailing the spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and make people stay at home, the executive members of Epe Club 70’s have distributed relief packages to vulnerable people in Epe community.

The club gave relief packages to residents to cushion effects of the lockdown on them.

Speaking with journalists during the distribution, Epe Club 70’s President, Mr. Ibrahim Sanuth, made it known that the club was able to identify with various individuals within the division that can benefit from the packages.

Sanuth said the gesture would relieve them of the economic pangs during the ‘Stay-at-Home’ period. He said the support was also to ensure that people were not too burdened by the closure of businesses and trade activities, which might have been their source of daily income during the CONVID- 19.

Sanuth stated thus, “The untold effects of this lockdown is obvious. It affects the economy. Here in Epe, it has also affected our living standards as fishing which remains the main occupation has been halted. Not just in Epe alone but the state as well as the nation in general. Even the foodstuffs stocked in the house by some individuals have been exhausted. It is against this backdrop that the club decided in its little way to assist the needy and the poor so as to relieve them of economic pangs during this ‘Stay-at-Home’ period.”

The Epe Club 70’s President further mentioned that the interest of people had always been foremost concern of the club.

According to him, “In the recent past, donations were made to Epe General Hospital and various empowerment programmes were being embarked upon.”

Sanuth advised the people of Epe not to be in a hurry to go out, rather, they should exercise patience and abide by the directives of the state government.  In his words, “I pray it will be over soon by the special grace of Allah.”

Also speaking, Mr. Hassan Adelaja, Vice President of Epe Club 70’s reiterated that the packages were mainly for the vulnerable.

Adelaja said contacts of those to benefit from the packages had been collated and it would be distributed door-to-door in line with the social distancing policy of the government.

He showered encomium on Lagos State Government for successfully concluding the first phase of stimulus packages and looks forward to the second phase. This, Adelaja stressed would allow many people to be reached during the period. “I implore everyone to stay home and stay safe. Well-meaning individuals in the society should also be supportive in this regard,” he advised.

Mrs. Olabisi Kawojue, a beneficiary, commended the efforts of Lagos State Government for doing all they could to curtail the spread of the deadly virus. She also thanked the club members for their benevolent acts.

Mrs. Edu Mabayemije, another beneficiary expressed gratitude for being remembered by the club. She prayed for God’s protection and blessings on all.

Some of the items distributed includes, rice, beans, garri, tomato paste among many other items.

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