COVID-19: US-based Group, Yemi Lawani Provide Palliatives for Vulnerable Individuals in Igarra
As part of efforts to cushion the effects of the ravaging coronavirus, a United States of America based Igarra group made up eminent sons and daughters has provided financial support to not less than 130 persons drawn from the 13 kindred/families that make up Igarra kingdom.
The group which wants to remain anonymous said the beneficiaries were carefully selected from the families in collaboration with the palace of the Otaru (The traditional ruler) of Igarra.
A member of the group said they decided to remain anonymous so as not to defeat the essence of their gesture which he said is to support the needy and not for publicity purposes.
Speaking on the gesture, the spokesman of the group said “What we did was to give a token to those in need and they were carefully selected from the 13 families that make up Igarra with support from the Otaru of Igarra, HRH Oba Adeche Saiki. We are very mindful of people abusing what charity is all about just for cheap publicity and stunt that is why we are not making our identities public and also keeping those of the beneficiaries to ourselves and the palace”.
In the same vein, Mr. Yemi Lawani also donated N200,000.00 (Two Hundred Thousand Naira) as support to vulnerable elderly persons and widows in lgarra.
The money was used to purchase food items and shared among a total of 100 persons who were each given a parcel containing two mudus of beans, one mudu of rice, four sachets tomato paste and two sachets of vegetable oil.
The items were shared amongst the beneficiaries in Ubobo, Utua and Ufa quarters of Igarra.
Igarra sons and daughters at home and in diaspora have individually and collectively reached out in cash and in kind to the vulnerable in the community to alleviate the impact on them of the lock-down as a result of the corona virus pandemic.