Two companies have donated assorted palliative items to the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s food bank to help vulnerable communities in the battle against Covid-19 pandemic.
Presenting the items to the Administration, the Territorial Commercial Manager of North West, Cadbury Nigeria Plc, Mr. Ladi Sonuga, commended the steps taken by the administration to manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the territory, noting that it is indeed a challenging period for all Nigerians.
While calling for concerted efforts to sustain the fight against the spread of Covid-19 in the country, Sonuga revealed that the lockdown announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, has severely hampered operational efficiency of most companies.
“As a stakeholder in the Nigerian economy, we are deeply concerned about the implications of Covid-19 and the destruction is causing to lives, livelihoods and businesses.
“The lockdown implemented by almost all the states in the country, as well as specific lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and the Federal Capital Territory announced by President Muhammadu Buhari, has severely hampered operational efficiency”, he said.
The spokesman of Price Waterhouse Coopers PWC, Mr. Tolu Adeleke, also appreciated the efforts of government at all levels in the battle against the pandemic, stressing that PWC has supported government efforts at different strata.
He called on the authorities of the administration to judiciously distribute the palliative items to undeserved communities in the territory.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Administration, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, commended the efforts of both firms in cushioning the effect of sit-at-home order, stressing that all hands must be on deck in the battle against the dreaded disease.
The minister who was represented by the Director of Human Resource Management, Malam Mohammed Bashir, noted that the items would in no small measure assist the administration to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the pandemic.
Items donated by Cadbury Nigeria Plc include 500 cartons of beverage, while PWC donated 600 bags of 10kg rice, 300 cartons of noodles and 42 cartons of vegetable oil.
Source: Voice of Nigeria