As part of efforts to cushion the effects of the lockdown over the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria’s foremost social movement, Eko Catalysts, on Friday, April 10, 2020, donated food items, to the tune of 1000 packs of Indomie Noodles to Lagos State Government Foodbank.
The group had, at the instance of the coronavirus outbreak, has visited media houses and pasted over 3000 banners at strategic places in Lagos to sensitize and educate Lagosians of the measures to avoid getting infected.
Each member of the group, spread across all the Local Governments and Development areas has also carried out individual awareness projects and donations in their respective constituencies from the time of outbreak
Delivering the food items to the state government, Hon AbdulBaqi Balogun , the group convener, commended the effort of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, and said the gesture was to ameliorate the difficulties forced on the globe by the COVID-19, saying the development has affected the people without social advantage.
Otunba Stephen Olukayode Ogundipe , Eko Catalyst Chairman, said the group decided to donate to the state because “Lagos state has been working assiduously to ensure that it cushions the effect of hunger by ensuring that food items are evenly distributed to vulnerable people who cannot struggle to eat even before this lockdown period.
The group promised to donate more items from time to time.
Hon Bashir Olalekan Oshiyemi , the group PRO also expressed the group’s readiness to begin another round of sensitization, especially for the good people of Lagos, as part of The Catalyst’s contributions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
He also called urged on other affluent groups within the state to donate foodstuff to the state to cushion the economic effect of coronavirus on them.
He believes the donation will go a long way in cushioning the economic and other social effects of coronavirus on them and put a smile on their faces.
Habibat Omowunmi Ogbara , the group’s secretary stressed the need for the people to adhere strictly to the state government’s directives to prevent the spread of COVID 19 in the state and commended them for being law-abiding in obeying the restriction order and ban on events that involve more than thirty persons to safeguard their lives.
Hon Segun Idowu, the group vice chairman, is his statement prayed that the pandemic ends soon, and the world will go back to normalcy, while the treasurer, Hon Olasunkanmi Olayemi implored that Lagosian obey the lockdown order and source of genuine update from credible sources, so as not to be misinformed.