Good Governance Awareness Initiative, in collaboration with Sam Empowerment Foundation, NGO’s, has donated food items to widows and vulnerable in Jikwoi Community in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
The palliatives distributed to over 50 widows and the less privileged in the community included rice, spaghetti, noodles, beans, sugar, millet, maize and guinea corn.
Presenting the items, the Founder of Good Governance Initiative, Maureen Kelechi, said that the donation was out of the foundation’s sincere love for the less-privileged.
“The women, especially the young widows find it very difficult to feed their children at this difficult moments we are facing now.
“The economy and the pandemic has permeated the city and the country has actually made it a herculean task for people to survive.
“The livelihood of the people has been affected and the poorest of the poor have also been affected,” she said.
Kelechi said that the foundation’s objective was to meet the needs of the less-privileged and the vulnerable groups in the society, especially at the grassroots.
The Project Director of Sam Empowerment Foundation, Kiema Ogunlana, said the focus of the foundation, included health, education, empowerment and civic engagement, all aimed at alleviating poverty in the society.
Ogunlana advised people in the community to adhere strictly to the restriction directive and take precautionary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus.
“This gesture was actually born from the fact that with the recent pandemic that has affected the entire nation, we see that hunger and livelihood of people have been affected.
“So we thought it wise to mitigate such situations by distributing these palliatives to help cushion the effect of the hardship in the society,” she said.
Mrs Florence Abiodun, a beneficiary of the palliative thanked the organizations for their kind gesture and called on their well meaning Nigerians to do the same.
The exercise also featured free HIV and malaria test for the widows and the less privileged in the community.