Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has said that his administration distributed over 60,000 food packs to the poor and vulnerable in its drive to cushion the negative effect of Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
He also announced a new phase of the food palliatives distribution, adding that government was committed to cushioning the effect of the pandemic through food and material support to the poor and vulnerable in the state.
Governor Fayemi stated this at the flag off ceremony of the Nigeria private sector, Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) Food Relief Programme for Ekiti state.
CACOVID donated food packs comprising 56,000 packs of Pasta; 28,000 packs of rice; 28,000 packs of Noodles; 28,000 sachet of salts; Sugar and Garri to the state government’s food bank.
The governor, who was represented at the event by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) appreciated the leadership of CACOVID for bringing succor to the teeming people of the state.
He noted that the present administration in the state has been proactive in tackling the effect of the pandemic and lockdown on the people of the state adding that the distribution channels to households in the state had been highly effective.
The governor noted that from the feedback mechanism put in place, the food packs got to the targeted people in the state.
He said, “On behalf of government of Ekiti state I express the gratitude of government to CACOVID for this great honour of support to the government and people of Ekiti state.