Food Palliatives: Eko Club International Gets Royal Fathers, Residents Commendations, Prayers

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HRM Oba Kabir Shotobi, the Ayangbure of Ikorodu in group photograoh with chieftains of the Eko Club International before the distribution of food palliatives to 100 Ikorodu residents at the Ayangbure palace on Monday.

The humanitarian gesture of the Eko Club International has continued to get applause not just from the direct beneficiaries, but also from the traditional rulers in Ikorodu.

The club’s humanitarian train, which has been going round different parts of Lagos, on Monday, moved into Ikorodu where about 250 residents were presented with food palliatives to cushion the effects of the harsh economy.

The Eko Club International team was led by Dr. Tayo Ogunyemi, the Assistant General Secretary and Chairman, Food Palliatives Project.

The Ayangbure of Ikorodu, HRM Oba Kabir Adewale Shotobi, in his royal remarks before the distribution at his palace, appreciated and commended the gesture of members of the club in remembering and caring for people back home in Nigeria.

“We are appreciative of our children abroad that deemed it fit to support 100 residents in Ikorodu, with food palliatives as a means of providing succour for the people in this period of hardship”, Oba Shotobi said.

“They deserve our appreciation for remembering us in Ikorodu. They are not only in Ikorodu, but also in Ipakodo and other places.

While enjoining beneficiaries to accept the food packages with love, Oba Shotobi also informed them that members of the Eko Club International will be returning in November for another round of humanitarian initiatives.
He also offered special prayers for the members of the club.

Presentation of food packs to residents of Ikorodu

At the phase two of the food palliative exercise at the Sekumade palace at Ebute in lpakodo, HRM Oba Bashir Shotonwa, the Sekumade of Ipakodo, also thanked members of the club for their humanitarian gesture.

Some of the beneficiaries that spoke with THE IMPACT, also commended the Eko Club International for their food support.

Mrs Oluwatoyin, a resident of Aga in Ikorodu, thanked the club for extending hand of fellowship to those in needs.

“I am so happy for the gift of food items because it’s not easy to be abroad and yet decided to return to your community to give back.

HRM Oba Bashir Shotonwa, the Sekumade of Ipakodo with chieftains of the Eko Club International during the club’s courtesy visit and presentation of food palliatives to residents of Ipakodo

“I appreciate them and wish that they can do more of this next time”, she said.

Another resident, Mrs Morayo Sowemimo, also said that there was nothing for her and family to eat before she received the food palliatives.

“I thank God for this gesture. It’s a big support for me and my family, because there is nothing at home to eat again. It was at my Church on Sunday that my name was included among the beneficiaries and today, the food pack was presented to me”, she said.

Presentation of the Eko Club International food palliative to one of the beneficiaries in Ipakodo

Mr Adepoju Amoju, a resident of Ipakodo, in his own appreciation, said:

“I am very grateful for what they are doing. God will give them the power to do more. We will be praying for them”.

Mr Lasisi Balogun, another resident of Ipakodo, in his own reaction, said:

“I thank the Eko Club International so much for this. They will continue to go higher”.

Some of the beneficiaries at Ipakodo
Another beneficiary picking his bag of food items in Ikorodu.
An elderly woman going home with a bag of food items donated by the Eko Club International

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