By Stanley Onyekwere
As part of measures to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, the FCT Administration has doled out palliative items to the leadership of FCT National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) FCT chapter and Nigeria Football Association of Coaches, for onward distribution to vulnerable persons among them.
While the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) FCT Chapter received 1000 bags of 5kg rice and 1000 bags of condiments, National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), FCT, 1000 bags of 5kg rice and 1000 bags of condiments.
However, the Nigerian Football Coaches Association, FCT chaper, 80 bags of 5kg rice and 80 bags of condiments.
Making the donations, the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu used the occasion to appeal to the leaders to ensure that the palliative items get to the vulnerable, assuring that in no distance time Nigeria would be free from this COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have been going round and round in the distribution of palliative items in the Federal Capital Territory.
“ But I know you must have wondering why we have not come to those who really laboured, those who really spare their time to ensure that we succeed.
“It is not because we did not appreciate your contributions, but because we have to take the battle to the poorest of the poor who domicile in the rural areas.
“We combed every part of the territory to ensure that the message of President Muhammad Buhari gets to them,” she stated.
Responding, the President of FCT Council of National Council of Women Societies, Hajia Hadiza Umar, thanked the FCT Administration for the kind gesture.
She assured that the items would be distributed among widows in the society.