By Stanley Onyekwere
Owners of 4U Supermarket formerly known as Amigo Supermarket have donated relief materials worth over six hundred hundred to the FCT Administration, to help keep residents at home and contain spread of COVID-19, in Abuja.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the FCT Administration , FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, described it as laudable intervention in cushioning the effect of the prevailing lockdown on the poor people in the Territory.
Aliyu assured that all the donated items are in safe hands and justice will be done with them, which will go a long way in enabling the residents to stay at home.
She however noted that though the lockdown wax painful it was the only way to stop the pandemic, save lives of Nigerians and the country’s economy.
“We appreciate the pains that come with sitting at home. It is not easy but to sit at home is in the best of our interest.
“We know some feed by the day and we told them to sit at home, it is not easy but we have to do it because of our loved ones,” she stated.
Earlier, Barrister Hadiza Aliyu, who made the donation of behalf of 4U, said that the firm could not sit back and do nothing at a time its support was most needed.
She said: “It is my pleasure to present this goods to you on behalf of 4U Supermarket, whose owners have lived in Nigeria for over 50 years. They live here with their children and business here.
“So something cannot be happening in Nigeria like this and we will just fold our arms and watch.
“We therefore decided to bring in our widow’s mite to help the FCT reduce the burden of helping residents to maintain hygiene, get food stuff.
We have three trucks of hygiene items, water, rice, gem and noodles.”