CORONAVIRUS: Sherrif Adeojo Distributes Food Items To Omi/Apata Communities, Harps On Collective Responsibility
By Henry Odeh
The caretaker chairman of Omi/Apata Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon Sherrif Adeojo has distributed food items as palliative to the people of his council area in a show of support to fight against COVID-19 in the state.
Hon Adeojo who was in company of top officials of his LCDA and members of his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), while distributing the food items on Thursday to various communities stated that the gesture was in line with his promise to ensure that the welfare of his people tops his priority.
He said that even though the economy of the entire state has been reduced to nothing, he had to look inward to provide the palliative in other to help his people cushion effects of the stay at home order so as to prevent spread of the virus.
He lauded governor Makinde and the Oyo state COVID-19 Taskforce for their approach towards curbing spread of the pandemic stressing that the peculiarity of each outbreak in each state calls for peculiar approach noting that governor Makinde’s approach has proved to be the most effective keeping the number of confirmed cases in the state very low.
He urged the people not to perceive the stay at home order as government sole responsibility but a collective one adding that government at all levels are primarily saddled with the responsibility to protect lives and properties of its people.
He stressed that government efforts would amount to futility if the people fail to play their part of following all directives and guidelines by both the state government and Nigerian Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) towards defeating the pandemic.
Adeojo, who was been cheered by the people while distributing the relief materials assured that COVID-19 will be defeated and Oyo state will become stronger and better off of it.
Some of the items contained in each food pack are rice, beans, vegetable oil and salt.