Some businesses and corporate organizations in Badagry have distributed food relief packages to residents in the three council areas in Badagry Local Government of Lagos State to assuage the difficulties experienced by residents under the Covid-19 lockdown in the state.
The food distribution to over 1,000 households was facilitated by the Badagry Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (BACCIMA).
Flagging off the two day exercise on Friday 10th April 2020, President of the Chamber, Alhaji Fatai Sokunbi said the exercise was a collective social responsibility of the respective donor businesses to their host community.
“As business owners we understand the pains of residents of our community especially at this difficult and challenging time under the Covid-19 lockdown, and we are embarking on this exercise to ease their pains.
“We can’t leave food relief to Government alone. As responsible corporate citizens, we own up to the responsibility to contribute our part to the development of our community and in this instance to give succour to hundreds of families that may otherwise not be reached through similar relief packages” Alhaji Sokunbi said.
On the first day of the food relief distribution exercise, food packages were distributed to vunerable families around the premises of donor businesses and homes of donor business owners.
On the second day of the exercise, the delivery team broke into three groups and reached out randomly to impoverished families, widows, widowers and the aged in Badagry Local Government, Badagry-West LCDA and Olorunda LCDA.
Some of the donor businesses that partook in the collective corporate social responsibility are Beach Town, Fams Embassy Suites, Star Rise Hotel, Smark Mall, Princess Paints, Hunwaji Hotel, RollyKing Hotel, Honest Deal Insurance and Ola Oki Hospital.
Others are Fammis Treats, Tom Tan Hotel, CityMood Magazine, Fatoma Hotel, Equip Africa, Bradevic, Motizz Gas, Calesco, O2, Ajisi, MieMie Foods, Omega Bread, Nybo, Next Level Hotel, KC Adelani Motors, De Godos, Topa Guest House and Attah AUCL.
The Acting Executive Secretary of the Chamber, Mr. Opeyemi Oke thanked the donor businesses for their contributions as he appreciate members of the Chamber for volunteering to make the project a success.
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