An American Based Humanitarian Body, Feed Africa Foundation distributed Covid19 Relief Packages to the needy, old, and most vulnerable citizens at Ake Centenary Hall on Monday, May 11, 2020.
The non-profit organisation, headed by Dr (Mrs) Adetokunbo Koiki-Tejuoso, was founded in the United States of America in 2011 with the aim of alleviating poverty and giving support to Africans through scholarships, rendering of healthcare services, and providing all forms of help to the most vulnerable people across the Continent.
The spokesman of the foundation, Mr. Ogunkoya John, who spoke with Newsflagship Reporter at Ake, Abeokuta on Monday, disclosed that, as a result of the negative effects of the nationwide lockdown caused by the Covid19 pandemic, the Foundation decided to extend her support to Abeokuta residents by providing food palliatives to the needy.
Mr. Ogunkoya added that Feed Africa Foundation had earlier distributed Covid19 Relief Packages in Lagos and some parts of Ogun State such as, Kemta Oke-Bode, Agooko, Ijebu-Ode, and many other areas, to over 10,000 people, and had also carried out other humanitarian programmes through their website: www.feedafricafoundation.org
He further revealed that the organisation would visit some other parts of Ogun State including the Palace of the Osile of Oke-Ona, Abeokuta, in continuation of the Foundation’s drive to give succour to the vulnerable.
The palliatives distributed at the Ake Centenary Hall included a big size loaf of bread and sachets of milk to a large number of recipients.
Receiving the Relief Materials on behalf of the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland, Chief Layi Labode, thanked Feed Africa Foundation for its drives to put food on the tables of our people.
The Aare Baaroyin noted with satisfaction that the foundation had also been distributing palliatives in other locations adding that the reliefs would go some way in alleviating the sufferings of the vulnerable, caused by the corona virus.
Chief Layi Labode however urged the foundation to also encourage Africans to engage in serious agricultural activities in order to be self sustaining.
Egba High Chiefs present during the distribution included Chief Kehinde Sofenwa, the Bantun of Egbaland, and the Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland, Chief Layi Labode.