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We Now Have A Food Bank To Curb The Spread Of Coronavirus In Delta – Charles Aniagwu

Coronavirus NigeriaTo reduce the effect of the coronavirus lockdown in Delta State, the state government has announced that it has established a food bank in the state.

This was revealed by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu while he spoke to newsmen after an enlarged meeting of the Central Committee On Managing and Containing The Coronavirus Pandemic In Delta, presided over by the Chairman and Governor of the State, Sen, (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, in Asaba.

According to him, committees have been set up at the State, local government, ward and unit levels to make sure food items reach everyone, especially the vulnerable in the society.

He added that Deltans should keep cooperating with the government and their sacrifice and patience will surely be rewarded.

His words, “About six days ago, the effective lockdown was initiated in our State to check the spread of COVID-19 and at an enlarged meeting of the committee presided by the Chairman, who is our Governor, Deltans were praised for the level of compliance and understanding that the lockdown was the best option to check the spread of the virus.

“Deltans were urged to continue with the cooperation as there is no single cause of the disease in the state, and we thank God and pray that there is no incident.

“The situation calls for a lot of sacrifice and Deltans were commended for their sacrifice and the patience, and as a way to cushion the effects of the lockdown, a food bank has been set up and committees will be set up at the local government, ward and unit levels to ensure that the food gets to everybody.

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“All political appointees in the State will also, sacrifice one month subvention as part of their contributions to ameliorating the effects of the virus.”


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