Oyakhilome’s innercity mission partners Lagos, donates food items
A Non-Governmental organisation, under the auspices of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International, has donated food items to Lagos State government to help cushion the effects of the compulsory lockdown in the state.
The organisation will also help the government in the distribution of the food items, targeting vulnerable children, households, and communities. Director of InnerCity Mission for Children, Mrs. Omoh Alabi, who led the team that presented the items to the state government, was received by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal and the state’s Commissioner for Wealth Creation Hon. (Mrs.) Yetunde Arobieke.
Mrs. Alabi said the organisation decided to support the state government to cushion the effects of lockdown on Lagosians, as the Coronavirus outbreak has affected all areas of human endeavour.
She added that the founder of InnerCity Mission for Children, Rev. Chris Oyakhilome, is committed to working with the government to contain the virus. “Our goal is to ensure that indigent children and families are safe and fed, even as the world fights against Covid-19. As we reach out to the needy with food supplies, it is our prayer that soon, we will be able to put this behind us and our cities will return to normal,” she said.
Receiving the relief materials on behalf of government, Lawal commended the NGO for the kind gesture. Two thousand families are to benefit from the first phase of the InnerCity Mission’s emergency food distribution, as part of palliatives for the lockdown to prevent spread of Coronavirus.
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