No fewer than 51 Area Community Development Councils (ACDCs) in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State got 60 bags each, amounting to 3500 of relief stimulus distributed, to cushion the effects of lockdown in the area.
The Transition Committee Chairman in the Council Area, Alhaji Wasiu Lawal, who made this known while speaking with journalists at the Local government hall in Ota, explained that, the relief stimulus, which was part of Governor Dapo Abiodun led -administration initiative to see to the well-being of the residents was meant for the vulnerable, such as the widows, physically challenged and the aged.
“Against the insinuations of some unscrupulous elements on the social media that two bags are being distributed to a whole ACDC, this is not possible. We have received and distributed the first batch, this is a continuous exercise, and another set of people will get in the second phase, which will get across to the unemployed, less privileged and the likes”, he said.
The Chairman once enjoined residents to be law abiding, wash their hands regularly, maintain social distance, and above all, ‘’stay in door for this period of lockdown, in order to get rid of the pandemic’’.
Responding, Ajogbo ACDC Chairman, Mr. Abiodun Agunbiade, on behalf of other ACDCs, thanked the present administration in Ogun State for rescuing the vulnerable at this crucial period of pandemic that has occasioned the lockdown, praying that God will have mercy on all.
Similarly, Sagamu Local Government Council has embarked on the distribution of relief materials provided by the State Government to the widows, Aged and Vulnerable in the Area.
Speaking during the distribution, the Chairman Transition Committee in the area, Hon. Gbenga Banjo noted that the government’s gesture was aimed at ameliorating the effect of the lockdown on the masses, saying the relief materials were distributed at the door-steps of every household in order to avoid unnecessary anxiety and crowding, a situation which would have negated the directive on social distancing in the war against Covid-19.
A member, Ogun State House of Assembly, representing Sagamu Constituency 1, Hon. Segun Shita, lauded the effort of the State government, stating that the materials would go a long way in assisting his constituents at this period of the lockdown.
Beneficiaries of the relief materials, Mrs. Veronica Ogundiyan at Isale-Oko and Mr. Aina Samuel at Ilaye town, both in Sagamu, thanked Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration for supporting them with the relief materials during this challenging period.