By Adeniyi Adedeji, Ilorin
Wife of the Kwara State governor, Mrs. Olufolake Abdulrazaq, has distributed palliatives to over two hundred household in the state to cushion the harsh effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The governor’s wife said that the gesture was informed by the resolutions reached at the Northern Governors’ Wives’ Forum, to distribute palliatives to indigent and vulnerable groups in each of their respective states.
She added that the gesture was apt at a time like the lockdown period, which presented harshness for Nigerians, especially those who are in dire needs.
The exercise, targeted at assisting the vulnerables would therefore go a long way to alleviate the economic hardship attending the measures put in place to contain the spread of novel pandemic by the authorities.
Mrs AbdulRazaq therefore called on well-meaning Muslims, and indeed Nigerians to, in the spirit of Ramadan, assist the less privileged in the society.
Earlier, she had presented the sum of N150,000 to the Kwara Ladies Football Club, as palliatives to help cushion the effects of the harshness of the coronavirus lockdown.
Chairman of the football team, Mr Daudu Jimoh, while receiving the donation, appreciated Mrs AbdulRazaq, promising that the money would be used judiciously and prayed God to put an end to the plague of Coronavirus.
In another development, President of the Association of Female Tailors in Kwara State, Mrs Elizabeth Animashaun, had presented locally made face masks to the governor’s wife.
The Tailor’s Association president said the gesture was part of the association’s contributions to joining the efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.