13 October 2020 By Remi Johnson
Coalition Against Covid-19, CACOVID ,has donated food i tems to the Federal Capital Territory Administration under its Food Relief programme.
The Minister of State for FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who received the items in Abuja, sent the administration’s gratitude to the organized Private Sector under the Auspices of CACOVID for their concern about the vulnerable.
The minister was represented by the Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Strategy, Prof. Muhammad Usman.
She commended the group over their efforts to cushion the effects of COVID 19 for residents and promised that the items would get to the targeted vulnerable citizens in the FCT.
According to Dr Aliyu, the outbreak of COVID-19 has taught Nigerians that all challenges are surmountable with unity of purpose.
“With our committed efforts, we have succeeded in containing the magnitude of the pandemic and saving a large number of Nigerians. We will continue to remain grateful to all those that supported us in this battle that we continue to wage in our resolve to defeat our common enemy—COVID-19.”
Earlier, representive the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, who is the leader of the committee, said the financial institutions and indeed the private sector have been working closely with government at all levels to bring relief to those most affected by the corona virus pandemic in Nigeria.
Items donated includes 30,541 bags of 10kg rice, 30,541 cartons of pasta, 61,082 cartons of noodles, 30,541 cartons of sugar, 30,541 of salt and 30,541 bags of refined corn flour.