By Korede Akinsola
In a bid to contribute its quota to community development, the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Badagry yesterday, Tuesday 9th June 2020, donated food palliatives to selected members of the Badagry community. The organisation also commissioned a hand wash stand project for staff and visitors to the Badagry Local Government council secretariat.
The project which was commissioned by the Local Government Chairman, Honorable. Olusegun Onilude was to encourage frequent washing of hands as efforts to curtail the spread of the virus.
The Chairman while commissioning the project and distributing items stated that scores of less privileged were drawn from the community in a survey carried out by the corp members as assisted by local government officials.
“Members of the society observing the lockdown order lack food and income to survive, which is why Corp members initiated the project.” Added the Chairman.
The selected community members received palliatives such as rice, salt, indomie and hand sanitizers. The items were distributed at the Local Government Secretariat by corp members, local government officials and NYSC officials.
The Assistant Local Government Inspector, Ms. Prisca Ekem’moh stated that “The COVID-19 palliative is to assist the locals in the community.” Noting that this is the first event organised by the NYSC in relations to the COVID-19 pandemic in the council area.
Speaking during the commissioning, President of the NYSC, Federal Road Safety Commission CDS group, Mr. Oliver Inyang stated that the project was conceived by the NYSC, Badagry and supported by the local government.