The Chairman of Imota Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Wasiu Adekunle Agoro, has again distributed relief items to about 3,000 residents in the second phase of the council’s intervention programme to cushion the effects of the COVIID – 19 lockdown in the council area.
Also at the programme held at the Imota LCDA Secretariat, 5,000 facemasks were distributed to beneficiaries of the food relief, council officials and residents, while relief materials and cash were also presented to some elderly residents at their various homes.
Some of the organisations that benefitted from the council’s gesture included the ruling party, All Progressives Party (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Council of Baales, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Igbogbo chapter, Youth organization, physically challenged people, Imota Muslim Community among other residents.
Hon. Agoro, in an interview with THE IMPACT, stated that the second phase of the relief package distribution was targeted at those that benefitted from the first phase while new set of beneficiaries also benefited.
“What we are doing today is the second phase of the distribution of relief materials by our council. We did the first one about a month ago.
“We are doing this since the lockdown has been extended and the effect is still much on my people, I deemed it fit to further cushion the effects of the economic hardship on them.
“We are distributing close to 3,000 packs of food items to people today. We are giving to those that we had given during the first phase and also extending the gesture to new set of people who did not benefit from the first phase”, Hon. Agoro stated.
“You can imagine what someone that we gave food package to about a month ago may be going through now, especially those living with disability and the elderly residents. People that are vulnerable and in need of assistance made us embarked on the second phase of the relief items distribution.
Speaking on the level of compliance by Imota residents in view of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s position concerning low level of compliance to the directives regarding the containment of COVID-19, Hon. Agoro said that residents of the council have been adhering strictly to the government’s directives and further charged them to continue to comply till the deadly virus is conquered.
“Our people in Imota LCDA have been complying with the directives of the state government regarding the stay at home order and other measures. We have also noticed that their level of hygiene has improved greatly.
“I will continue to implore my people to continue adhering to experts and government’s advice on necessary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. By the grace of God, we are going to overcome it”, Hon Agoro appealed.
Many of the beneficiaries, especially the senior citizens that were given food items, facemask and money in their various homes were full of commendations and prayer for the chairman for always remembering them.