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Center for Peace and Environmental Justice CEPEJ, Warri Office on Thursday July 2, 2020, distributed food and other palliatives to the most vulnerable people in Ugolo Community of Okpe LGA, Delta State, to alleviate the suffering of the people and to further curb the spread of the coronavirus in the State.
CEPEJ's gesture was in collaboration with another NGO, GiveFood Nigeria to support government's efforts at easing the economic challenges on the people occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Items given to the people included rice, sugar, tomatoes, garri, soap and CEPEJ's customized face masks. Those that benefitted from the kind gestures of CEPEJ and Givefood Nigeria were the elderly men and women amongst others who expressed gratitude to the two NGOs for the donations.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Kimo David who also got palliatives said it was a good thing that CEPEJ remembered them as life had been very difficult for them, especially in terms of food to eat during the pandemic, adding that the palliatives would go a long way to easing their sufferings.
For her part, the women leader, Madam Anthonia Aduodeh who spoke on behalf of the women said since the pandemic, they hardly went to the farms, as a result, they did not have food to eat, noting that the donated items would help them for days.
CEPEJ's National Coordinator, Comrade Mulade Sheriff who spoke through the Senior Programmes Manager of CEPEJ in Warri, Mr. Ideh Samuel, charged Ugolo community to stay safe by adherring to NCDC and WHO precautionary measures such as regular washing of hands and use of face masks. He thanked the people for their understanding and for accepting the items donated.
Chief Mulade, who is the Ibe-Sorimowei of Ancient Gbaramatu Kingdom, expressed the hoped that the NGO would continue to support the community and Delta State towards curbing the spread of the deadly COVID-19.