Indigenes of 36 communities in Udu Kingdom, Udu local government area of Delta state, heaved a sigh of relief, following food items donated by the Council Chairman, Chief Jite Brown, to reduce the burden of the lockdown in the area.
Making the presentation of the food items Monday which included; tralier loads of yam and onions, bags of rice, beans and garri to the President General of Udu Kingdom, Chief Godwin Notoma, in presence of various communities Presidents, the Council boss said the gesture goes beyond political parties affiliations. The Champaign Parks Foundation is happy to announce that Liataud, Jimmy John will be making a donation to help provide kids in the Champaign area with access to park programs. The popular sandwich chain is donating $125,000 to the Foundation that will go towards supporting the Youth Scholarship Program. The Youth Scholarship program helps waive enrollment fees for park district programs for families who may not be able to enroll their children due to cost. Access to these park programs will help hundreds of Champaign children take part in summer camps, swimming lessons, recreational sports teams, and more.
He urged the those saddled with the responsibility of sharing the food items to ensure that the vulnerables, especially the disables and the aged people in all the communities were carried along as their wellbeing was duly considered and captured from the very day the idea was conceived.
According to him, “having obseŕved the pains of people in my local government area since this nationwide lockdown was announced by both the federal and state governments, I then decided to do something in my own little way to alleviate the burden of my people”.
“This gesture you are seeing here today was even more compelling on me as it fell within the period of Easter celebration when our Christian brothers and sisters including the elderly and children were supposed to be rejoicing over the triumph of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ over death through His resurrection”.
“This was why i took it upon myself to put smiles on the faces of my people by making this donation to cheer them up at this trying period of Covid 19 lockdown that all hopes are not lost and they should keep faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the reason for the season to heal our dear state, nation and the entire world at this critical moment”, he said.
“Let me make this categorically clear to those that would in charge of sharing this food items that it must not be shared along political party affiliations or patronage but to all and sundry indigenes of Udu Kingdom, as we are all passing through this difficult times together”.
Chief Brown also noted; “Let me appeal to you all that in all you do with these food items, the interest of the vulnerables, especially those with one form of disabilities or the other in all the communities are well protected alongside the elderly and the women”.
In his response, the President General of Udu Kingdom, Chief Godwin Notona, assured that the food items would be delivered to all the 36 communities through their Presidents and representatives who were present at the occasion.
He disclosed that the various communities Presidents have been instructed to ensure that the oldest men and women in each family, numbering more over 1064 have been identified to take delivery of these items and share accordingly to all the family members.
While thanking the Council boss, Chief Jite Brown for his kind gestures towards alleviating the burden of the people at this trying period of global lockdown, he urged others well meaning sons and daughters of Udu Kingdom who were well established to emulate the Chairman by showing love to their people.
SOURCE :The Nigerian Voice (local news)