By Christiana Ekpa
The member of the House of Representatives representing Obokun/ Oriade Federal Constituency of Osun State, Rep Wole Oke has donated 600 bags of rice, valued at N15 milllion, to the state COVID-19 Relief Committee.
Oke, who is also the chairman of the House Committee on Public Account, in a statement, on Thursday, said the rice is to be be distributed to the people of the state, irrespective of their political persuasion, as parliatives to cushion the effects of COVID 19.
He urged the people of the state and Nigerians in general not to panic about the dreaded pendemic , but rather to observe all necessary precationary instructions from relevant government agencies and experts.
The lawmaker, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that with the collaboration of all and sundry, the pandemic will be defeated very soon.
According to him,” on behalf of myself and Family we are donating N15m worth of Rice to Osun
State COVID19 Relief Committee for onward distribution to the good people of the state irrespective of religion or Political affiliations.
“This is not the time to play politics, as of today, we have a common problem at hand which is ravaging the country and indeed the entire world, so, we must unite together and confront it collectively so that we can end it and have a state and a country we call our own.
“ It is after the victory over the deadly coronvirus scourage that we can start to think of politics again, am a loyal member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the core, am not for that for now, I have to think how I can contribute my own little quota for the well being of my people”
Oke who commended the Osun State governor, Chief Adegboyega Oyetola for setting up the Relief Committee at this critical period, and urged the committee to be fair and just in the management of the palliatives.
He also urged public spirited individuals and organisational to contribute generously to the relief funds, so as to complement governments’efforts at fighting the pandemic.