Enugu Govt distributes COVID-19 palliative to NURTW members, okada, keke operators

Enugu State  Government  has  extended  the distribution of  the COVID-19  palliative to members of the  National  Union of Road  Transport Workers,(NURTW),  Tricycle  operators and Motorcycle  associations in Enugu East senatorial zone  of the state.

Presenting the items  which included bags of rice,  cartons of noodles,  cartons of tomato paste,  fabric face masks, bags of semovita and jerry cans of groundnut oil, to the leaders of the three groups at Agbani, Nkanu  West local government area of the state,   representative of the Deputy Governor and member,  representing Enugu south Urban state  constituency  in the House of Assembly, Sam Ngene, said the items were  donated to the state by TETFund and the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to cushion the effects of COVID-19 pandemic  on the people.

He said that COVID-19 is a pandemic disease that is of a  global concern. He urged the people  to continue to  observe  the safety measures to contain the spread of the disease. “Ensure regular  hand washing,  maintain personal hygiene,  observe social and physical distancing and stay safe., ” he advised.
He urged them to share the items judiciously  to their indigent  members

In their  remarks,  leaders of the three groups, covering Isi Uzo, Nkanu east and Nkanu  west local government areas ,  Godfrey  Okonkwo, (NURTW),   Iloabuchi Edeh Njoku  (Keke)  and  Hon. Okwudili  Ezeh (Okada) respectively, thanked the state governor,  Rt. Hon  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his kind gesture to the members of their union.
They prayed that COVID-19 pandemic will go soon.

Similarly, the Keke riders in Enugu metropolis on Monday received food items which included bags of rice,  semovita,  noodles.  gallons of
groundnut oil, cartons  of tomato paste  and fabric face masks

Receiving the items on behalf of his members, the State Chairman of the Tricycle (keke) Riders Association, Benjamin Ikah, expressed delight at Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s benevolence and passionate interest in the welfare of the people, especially the less privileged.

He said that, “Today is not the first day His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is remembering us. The governor has been consistent in assisting the Keke riders to thrive in their business.”

“We are always happy with this present administration in Enugu State. It seems we are always the first when it comes to what goes to the less privileged, especially those of us who are struggling to make ends meet. We cannot thank His Excellency enough for remembering us in this difficult time”, he said .

In their remarks, the Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Health, Sam Ngene and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Mike Ogbuekwe, who represented the Enugu State Emergency/Palliatives Committee on COVID-19 at the event, said that Governor Ugwuanyi’s administration is committed to ensuring that the spread of the virus is contained in the state and the pandemic does not adversely affect the livelihood of the people, most especially the less privileged.

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