By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo
In order to ensure residents of Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA) comply with social distancing and other stipulated measures to fight against coronavirus, the council boss, Kunle Olowoopejo, has distributed food packages and fetes over 6000 aged, vulnerable and indigent residents of the council.
The over 6000 Egbe-Idimu indigent residents, who were identified during the council stimulus package exercise and the one-meal per day exercise, received their items from the council chairman who visited them in their domain to ensure they continued to stay-at-home during the lockdown.
For the daily meal exercise which was further designed to ensure more residents get good food at their disposal, Olowoopejo created food kitchens where the daily food’s cooking was supervised to meet the best standard which the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, earlier urged councils to embark upon as palliatives to further cushion the lockdown extension effect was already having on the security of lives and property in the state.
Considering the welfare of indigent residents, who were the major target for the exercise, the chairman flagged the one-meal per day exercise up at Abanise junction in Agodo axis of the council and extended the gesture to other parts of Egbe-Idimu in order to sensitize residents on the importance of the coronavirus preventive measures.
Other parts of the council where residents also benefitted from the one-meal per day feeding exercise were: Pipeline road in Idimu axis, Arida, and its environs, Liasu road, Bolorunpelu axis, Titilayo, Asenuga, Modupe Shitta Streets in Egbe, and council roundabout.
After receiving the gifts from the council chairman, the beneficiaries expressed their satisfaction over the Council Boss’s action, commended the gesture, and prayed for God guidance during his tenure.
While distributing the stimulus package, Olowoopejo said that the food packages were solely bankrolled by the council and designed to cushion the effect the extension of lockdown would have on residents.
The chairman stressed that the food package was designed for those that have been discovered to need urgent assistance during the lockdown to ensure they continue to adhere strictly to the stay-at-home imposed on the State by President Muhammadu Buhari to flatten the curve of coronavirus in the state.