The Ejalonibu Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, has made true on its promise to distribute a second batch of food palliatives to residents in Badagry and it’s environs as it distributed 1,000 food bags to vunerable widows,aged and youths on Friday 1st May 2020.
Mr Babatunji Wusu-Ejalonibu, Founder of the NGO said the second batch of food palliative became necessary in light of the extension of the Covid-19 lockdown and the need to reach otherwise unreached vunerable persons, particularly the aged and widows.
“These people have nobody to cater for them and they are dying of hunger in their respective houses.
“But today, we have brought over 1,000 food items including rice, beans, garri, spaghetti and noddles to give the widows and indigent in Badagry as our little effort in addressing the hunger brought by the COVID-19 lockdown.
“We believe that the little intervention from our own side will go a long way in reducing the hardship that might be created by the lockdown,” he said.
The food distributon moved to homes of widows and aged people who had being preselected with the help of community leaders and across youth bases.
High Chief Tajudeen Ayipe, The Wawu of Badagry Kingdom, whose palace and domain was the first port of call during the distributon commended the founder of the foundation for assisting the needy during the lockdown, while also appreciating residents for being receptive to the good Samaritans.