Ugwuanyi distributes palliatives to Christian women groups

In continuation of his administration’s efforts to  cushioning the effects of COVID-19 in Enugu State , Governor  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  has distributed   COVID-19 palliatives  to  some Christian women groups  comprising Catholic  Women Organisation, CWO  Enugu,  Awgu and Nsukka Catholic dioceses, Mothers Union,  Anglican Communion of  Enugu diocese, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria  women and  the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim. Women Association  of Enugu Province.

Ugwuanyi  who distributed the items which included  bags of 50kg foreign rice, cartons of tomato paste, cartons of noodles ,  some Jerry cans of  groundnut oil and  some  pieces  of face masks was represented by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecelia Ezeilo.

Presenting the items  to the leaders of the women groups,  the Deputy Governor  said that  the government  is aware of hard times faced by the people  as a result  of the COVID-19 knockdown and had provided palliatives to alleviate their sufferings. ” Coronavirus today is  in the community  but most of us  don’t  even believe  it is existing.  Some said  it’s white  people’s disease ,  now it has entered the community ,  ‘ She said.

She said  that people  should  maintain  social and physical distancing. “Don’t kiss,  instead,  blow a kiss on the air. You must not get close to anybody “.

She urged the women leaders to share the items judiciously,  saying,  “You are mothers and we know that mothers are always careful. Share these items to everyone who should  get them As you are sharing  this,  tell the people  you must not  close to anybody. Use this medium to get to the people,  there is coronavirus”.

The deputy governor advised  the security men who are at the borders to stop collecting bribe from travellers  who come into the State , looking for death sentence..

Each of the women groups  got  300 bags of 50kg rice,  300   bags of semovita ,  50 cartons of noodles, 180 cartons  tomatoes paste, 50 groundnut oil and 100.face masks.

The Pentecostal  Fellowship  of Nigerian  women group received 100 bags of 50Kg  foreign Rice,  40 Jerry cans(25litres) of groundnut oil, 150 cartons of tomato  paste,  200 bags of Semovita and  100 cartons of noodles.

The Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim,  Women Association of Enugu  Province got 20 bags of  50 kg foreign  rice, five jerry cans of groundnut oil (25 litres), 10 cartons of  tomato paste,  100 bags of semovita  and 50 cartons of noodles.

Speaking after receiving  the gifts, national President of  CWO, Mrs Nwanneka  Okoro thanked the state government  for the gifts. She prayed that the coronavirus pandemic  will come to an end.

On her part,  the president of the Mothers Union,  Anglican communion  and wife of the Archbishop  of Enugu Ecclesiastical  Province  and Bishop of Enugu diocese,  Anglican Communion,  Mrs Joyce Chukwuma also thanked  governor Ugwuanyi for his gesture.  She promised that the items will be shared judiciously.

The PFN women led by Reverend Mrs Ndidi  Egbo,  who represented  the State  Women Leader,  Rich Mmadu,  thanked governor Ugwuanyi for his kind gesture to their members.

Supervising  Apostle Kingsley  Nwachukwu,  Provincial Secretary,  Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim, who represented Senior  Apostle   Ogechukwu Ohalebe  ,in his remarks,  thanked Ugwuanyi for the gifts.  He promised  that the gifts will be shared to their indigent  members  judiciously.

Meanwhile,  a group,  Interswitch has donated 1,500 test kits to Enugu State government.

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