Brothers Across Nigeria Storm Ijebu-Ode With Loads Of Foodstuff For Old Men, Women~NEWSEXTRA - News Extra Online



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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Brothers Across Nigeria Storm Ijebu-Ode With Loads Of Foodstuff For Old Men, Women~NEWSEXTRA

 A non-profit oriented group, Brothers Across Nigeria (BAN), Ogun state chapter on Saturday stormed the ancient town of Ijebu-Ode in Ogun state with truck of food items for old men and women.

The food items worth over N500,000 was distributed at the Olisa's palace, Ijebu-Ode.

The group said the donation was parts of its community service and social responsibility to support the senior citizens with food stuff as they are most vulnerable to the global pandemic, covid-19. 

Speaking at the distribution of the food items, the Ogun State Coordinator, Brothers Across Nigeria, Mr. Kenny Banjo explained that, the food distribution was part of the group's routine exercise at every quarter of the year. 

Banjo noted that, the group has visited Nigerian Correctional Services in the first quarter of the year, as well as Neuropsychiatric hospital and orphanage house in the second and third quarters of the year.

"We just provided free medical services and donated foodstuff to 100 elderly men and women in Ijebu-Ode. This gesture was initiated by the global pandemic ravaging the whole world which has exposed our elders to hunger because they're most vulnerable. 

"We discovered that, majority of these old people in their 60s, 70s are farmers and artisans and they can't go to work again because of old age, therefore in other to support them in our quarterly Corporate Social Responsibility programmes, we decided to come to Ijebu-Ode to reach out to these people. 

"We have been to Abeokuta in the first quarter of the year, we have been to Psychiatrist hospital within the state, we've been to the Nigerian Correctional Service in Yewa zone to preach against drug abuse and made some donations as well, so this is not just the beginning. It's just unfortunate that, this quarter coincided with Covid-19 period. 

"We thank everyone for their supports especially our partners, the Eye Foundation for giving us free medical check up. We hope to do more next time."

The BAN coordinator therefore admonished Nigerian leaders and philanthropists in the society to pay more attention to the senior citizens as covid-19 pandemic has revealed the high level of hunger and impoverishment among the elderly.

The Free food donation ceremony also witnessed free blood pressure check, fasting blood sugar test and free eye check with support of the Eye Foundation Group of Hospitals.

The food items according to coordinator  consist of rice, beans, vegetable oil, seasonings, spaghetti, salt, bread and water.

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