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COVID-19: Epe Local Govt Extends Palliative Measure To Workers

EPE LG: The Executive Chairman, Epe Local Government, Hon. Adedoyin Adesanya has extended his administration gesture to the entire council workforce through disbursement of food items to workers and others who didn’t benefit from the first and second phases of the palliative measures.

Adesanya while handing over packs of the relief materials to National Union Of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Chairperson, Comrade Kafayat Ijaodola, at the council Secretariat, appreciated the workers for the support and steadfastness in the administration of councils’ affairs.

He also used the opportunity to hailed the essential workers of the council, the health officers, environmentalists and others, who have been at the frontline of the fight against global “Covid-19″pandemic.

Adesanya then urged the Union to ensure that the items were judiciously distributed, saying that they should keep social distancing order while they were disbursing or distributing the palliative items and use their face masks.

“It is very imperative to keep social distancing order by the government, so as to curb overcrowding during disbursement of the items and use their face mask against been contacting the deadliest disease – “Covid-19”. Adesanya said.

Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman, Hon. Adedoyin Adesanya also hinted Journalists that he has distributed over 4000 food items in the last two weeks to residents of the council, as part of the Covid-19 palliative relief materials.

Adesanya said that he embarked upon this to cushion the effect of the lockdown and sit-at-home order by the federal government to stop the global ravaging Covid-19 pandemic and the increase on index cases in Nigeria.

“In fact, I decided to distributes the food packs through the trusted representatives of each ward and zones, leaders of market associations, artisans, transport workers, and people living with disabilities.

“It also includes vulnerable people, poor, religious associations, other notable groups with a good data of their members to ensure that aged and poor people benefited from the palliative”, Adesanya added.

He said that it was imperative to ensure proper and even distribution of the items, and while doing this he also implored them that the social distancing order was not floated.

Adesanya however urged the corporate bodies and individuals in the society to support the government’s efforts towards ensuring the virus was defeated and also help in minimizing the economic effect of the pandemic on the people.

The Chairman of the Christian Association Of Nigeria (CAN), Epe branch, Pastor Taiwo who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, appreciated the good gesture and implored residents to continue to comply with all directives of the government to ensure that the pandemic was defeated on time.

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