A non-governmental organisation, the O.B Lulu Briggs Foundation has distributed food and hand sanitizers to vulnerable families in communities of Rivers state. This is to help cushion the effect of the lockdown on the state due to COVID-19.
5000 bags of rice and 5000 bottles of 500ml sanitizers were presented to the Chiefs of Obonoma, Abonnema and Buguma for their various communities on Monday.
The program coordinator of the foundation, Mrs. Seinye Lulu Briggs, on behalf of the Chairman, commended the state governor, Barr. Nyesom Wike for the measures taken by his administration in battling the pandemic in the state.
She stated that the palliatives provided were for the elderly and vulnerable in the various communities and promised that the foundation would continue touching lives in different ways.
She also noted that the goodwill shall be extended to the Police, Army and other agencies that have continued to carry out their duties diligently amid the coronavirus. The next phase in partnership with UNICEF, which will affect five communities in each of the state’s 23 local government areas would soon be announced, she stated.
The Chiefs on behalf of their various communities, thanked Mrs. Seinye Lulu Briggs for the kind gesture.