Osun State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, on Saturday donated relief materials to the people of Ijabe in the state.
The donation followed the lockdown imposed in the state to curb the spread of the ravaging coronavirus in and the implications of the lockdown on the people which include economic hardship.
During the handover of the relief materials, Mrs. Egbemode was received by the Onijabe of Ijabe land, Oba Felix Olaniyan Oyelade; the Chairman of Odo Otin North LCDA, Hon. Seriki Akeem; the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria of Ijabe Branch, Canon I. O. Awotimiro; and the Chief Imam of Ijabe, Alhaji Abdulganiy Afolabi; Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, represented by Mr Zakariyah Sikiru; Chairman of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Riders Association of Nigeria; Mr Ilufoye Sarafa, all of whom expressed gratitude to the Commissioner and to the Osun State Government for the efforts expended in reaching out to the grassroots.
The Onijabe of Ijabe, Oba Felix Opaniyan Oyelade, who received the relief materials on behalf of the people of Ijabe, thanked Mrs. Egbemode for her kind gesture, and called on other sons and daughters of the state to emulate her good gesture by turning up with similar interventions.
In her response, Mrs. Egbemode stated that she was aware of the effect of the lockdown on the people and that was why she was donating the food items.
Egbemode also thanked the people of Ijabe and Odo Otin Local Government Area for co-operating with the government in the fight against the pandemic, stating that the lockdown was a child of necessity.