Lockdown Extension: Imota LCDA Chairman Distributes Food Items, Facemasks To Residents

Kunle Adelabu

Hon. Wasiu Agoro, Chairman, Imota Local Council Development Area (2nd right) presenting bags of food items to Chief Yisa Bakare, the representative of Council of Baales in Imota (2nd left) at the second edition of the distribution of relief materials to residents of Imota on Thursday. With them, Hon. Benson, Vice Chairman, Imota LCDA (right) and the Secretary to Council (left).

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.

Hon. Agoro presenting bag of food items to an elderly man in Imota.

 “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.

Presentation to another elder residents in Imota by Imota LCDA.

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.

Imota Council Chairman, Hon. Wasiu Agoro (middle), hs Vice, Hon. Benson (2nd right) in group photograph with three of the Councilors representing political wards AT Imota LCDA Legislative arm during the distribution of food items on Thursday.
Some bags of food items distributed TO residents by the Chairman of Imota LCDA.
Mr Ramon Adeyemi, Chairman, All Progressives Party, Imota chapter (middle) receiving bags of food items on behalf of the party from the council chairman, Hon. Agoro (right). Standing left is the Secretary to the Local Government.
Council Vice Chairman, Hon. Benson (left) presenting bags of food items to the representative of physically challenged people in Imota.
Presentation of food items and facemasks to Imota Charman, Community Development Association (CDC)
Presentation to another elderly woman at home.
Mrs Christiana Sanni, who represented widows collecting bags f food items and facemasks on behalf of others.
Senior Prophet Segun Omotayo, Imota CAN Chairman collecting presented with COVID -19 relief materials and facemasks on behalf of the Christian Associations.
Imota Council Chairman presentng relief materials to the representative of youths in the council.

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