The Salman Shagaya Foundation (SSF) will on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, begin the distribution of palliatives to indigents in Kwara State as part of its effort to cushion the effect of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
This was disclosed in a statement released on Monday by the Press Secretary of the SSF, Ibraheem Abdullateef.
The statement reads:
“The second wave of COVID-19 is upon us as a people. And the Christmas & New Year bell is jingling.
“We will need to support each other better than ever to spread love and happiness during and after the season.
“Moreover, it is about time we started with providing palliative to the widow, the aged, and other needy people in our communities to cushion the effect of COVID-19 as we learned from the first wave.
“On the directive of our chairman, Alhaji Sheriff Shagaya, hundreds of bag of rice and other food items are to be distributed across the 16 LGAs of Kwara State.
“Our delivery team will begin the distribution from Offa and oyun tomorrow.
“Residents and citizens of the state are advised to keep to the preventive measures at all times. COVID-19 is back stronger and safety is everyone’s responsibility.
“Ultimately, government, philanthropists, traditional and religious institutions, and civil groups are urged for strengthened efforts as regards combating the pandemic to avoid loss of lives and spiral hunger in our communities.”