Abdulwahid Islamic Foundation on Sunday distributed 400 5kg bags of rice to indigent Muslims in Agboyi-Ketu and Ikosi Isheri Communities in Lagos.
An NGO, Abdulwahid Islamic Foundation on Sunday distributed 400 5kg bags of rice to indigent Muslims in Agboyi-Ketu and Ikosi Isheri Communities in Lagos.
The President of the Foundation, Mr Ishaq Alabi, told newsmen at the event that the relief packages were to ease the discomfort the COVID-19 pandemic had brought on the poor and the less-privileged, especially those observing Ramadan fast.
Alabi said: “This period is challenging for everyone, most especially the poor and daily wage earners.
“The foundation came to the conclusion to support members of Islamic groups by providing the less privileged among them with food items.
“The food distribution to the vulnerable is to complement the effort of the government in cushioning the effect of the lockdown on the masses during this Ramadan.
“The foundation was able to make provision for over 400 beneficiaries.”
The foundation’s president, who commended his members for the sacrifice, appreciated the Executive Chairman of Agboyi- Ketu LCDA, Mr Dele Oshinowo and the President, Succour Foundation, Mr Samuel Adebayo for their donations.
Also speaking, Mr Idowu Sharadeen, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the foundation noted that group needed to do more, considering the poverty and hunger in the land.
Sharadeen, who was represented by Mr Abdulwaheed Odunuga, the founder of the Foundation, said: “More grounds need to be covered, we appeal for more support from corporate organisations and the wealthy individuals.
“There is no better time to show we are concerned and we care for humanity in this most trying time of a pandemic that has crippled life and economy.”
One of the beneficiaries, Alhaja Roliat Oduyemi, expressed gratitude to the foundation.
Oduyemi said that the time was hard for her and her family, describing the gesture as apt and timely succour.
“It has not been easy making ends meet these days as foodstuffs are quite expensive, not to talk of the lockdown that affected us negatively.
“Receiving these foodstuffs from Abdulwahid Islamic Foundation at this trying time is a blessing.
“I thank Allah and the foundation and pray for more progress against the pandemic in this fasting month,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the beneficiaries defied the early morning rain to grab the 5kg bags of rice.
All beneficiaries were full of appreciation to the foundation.
Source: Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)