COVID-19: Oyo Corper, Awosika Omogoriola Sets Record, Donates Over N1m Food Items To Lagelu Communities


By Henry Odeh

A Youth Corp member currently serving in Oyo state, Mr Omogoriola Damola has set a record among donors in the pacesetter state in the fight against COVID-19 otherwise called coronavirus by donating food items worth over N1m (one million naira) to no fewer than two hundred households in Lagelu local government area.

The event, which held at Alegongo Secondary School, Akobo area of Ibadan, witnessed full compliance with social distancing guideline by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Gori as he is popularly called surprised many residents of Lagelu Communities with the food provision and has since got many people commending his laudable and charitable gesture.

Mr Awosika Omogogoriola who is a graduate of Computer Science, while addressing beneficiaries of the gesture, disclosed that the saying that government can not do it alone is an established fact, given the exigencies of the current pandemic ravaging the country and the entire world.

He stressed that it is part of his civic responsibility to give back to the society as Corp member noting that if everyone must have excess before helping others in need then help may never reach the less privileged adding that it was for that reason he decided to support the government by using his saved allowances to provide foodstuffs to the people in his locality.

The Corp member expressed his belief that the gesture in his little capacity will help to cushion effect of the stay-at-home order by government achieve its primary objective.

Goriola used the opportunity to hint the people of his proposed pet project, AOD Foundation, noting that it is designed to reach out to the less privileged and vulnerable people across communities in Lagelu Local Government area.

The Corp member, while congratulating the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for his quick recovery from the coronavirus disease, also lauded him for the measures put in place to stop the disease from spreading in Oyo State.

Awosika solicited more support o residents and indigenes of the state for the administration of Engr. Seyi Makinde to have a successful tenure.

He admonished the people to observe the established guidelines by the NCDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Oyo State.

Present at the presentation of the food items event are the Lagelu Caretaker committee members, as well as other corp members

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