500 widows in Enugu West receive Ugwuanyi, VSF palliatives

No fewer than 500 widows in Enugu West senatorial zone,  comprising of Udi,  Ezeagu,  Oji-River,  Awgu and Aninri local government areas, on Friday,  benefitted from the Victims  Support Fund (VSF) COVID-19 palliative donated to the state to cushion the  effects of the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The donation of the items, which included bags of beans,  bags of rice,  condiments,  groundnut oil, bags of garri  and pieces of fabric  facemasks, were supported  by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

Presenting the items at the beneficiaries at Udi  local government area, the Deputy Governor, who was  represented by the  Deputy Leader of the Enugu State House of Assembly  and leader of the delegation of the  State palliative committee ,  Jeff Mba, informed the beneficiaries that the items were donated by a non-profiting organisation, Victim Support Fund, VSF,  chaired by a  former Defence Minister,  Lt. Gen. T. Y. Danjuma (rtd).

“Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  supported and said 100  widows be given the palliative in each local government The Governor felt the pulse of the people,  the sufferings they were passing through  at this COVID, -19  lockdown. Your children  were not going out to make money the way they used to go,  you have nobody to give you the way they used to give you,   that is why we brought these to you”, he said.

Mba disclosed that COVID-19 is real,  advising that they should  wear their facemasks,  wash their hands regularly,  observe social distancing and other safety  measures.
He prayed God to bring to an end COVID-19 .
Speaking on behalf of other recipients, Mrs Nkiru Orji,  thanked Ugwuanyi  and Danjuma for the gifts.

“The Governor is good to the people. He has a good heart”, she said.
Mrs Orji prayed God to bless Ugwuanyi, Danjuma and members of VSF Group.
Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu,  thanked  the people for their support to the Ugwuanyi-led administration.
He prayed God to protect everyone and  that the spread of COVID-19 disease should come to an end.

The representative  of Udi  local government chairman, and Supervisor  for Works and  Transport,  Ejikeme  Onoh, thanked Ugwuanyi and the Victim Support Fund for the  palliative.

He assured that the items would be shared to the beneficiaries  judiciously.
He prayed God  for safety  of the donors and the people as well.

In Ezeagu Local government area,  leader of the delegation, Jeff Mba, told the beneficiaries  that the governor  felt concerned over the plight of the people,  the problems they were passing through “especially at this period of COVID-19  lockdown”.

Presenting facemasks to the beneficiaries, member representing Ezeagu state constituency, Chuma Obieze and Commissioner for Transport, Mathias Ekweremadu,  urged women to always wear their facemasks in public.
They prayed that  COVID-19 pandemic should  come to an end
A beneficiary,  Mrs Virginia  Chiawa,  thanked governor Ugwuanyi for the gifts.

Similary, in Oji-River, Awgu and Aninri   local government areas, leader of the delegation  presented the items to the beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries thanked Ugwuanyi and the VSF team for their kind gesture,  prayed God to bless them and bring the spread of COVID-19 to an end.

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