As part of activities to mark the 60th anniversary of Nigeria, Rotary Club of Ibadan-Jericho Metro on Thursday donated food items to members of the community tagged: “Independence Day COVID-19 Palliative Programme”.
The food items include rice, salt, vegetable oil were given to no fewer than 50 people during the programme.
The President of the Club, Mr Seyi Alaba said it was necessary to help the needy in the society, no matter how little.
“Today is the 60th anniversary of Nigeria and as for the Rotary Club, this month is our month for economic and community development.
“We all know that COVID-19 has affected a lot of families and households and we think we should celebrate the anniversary as Rotarian with them. We should extend the good tidings to the less privileged and to the people who cannot celebrate.
“That is why we came together to give out a kind of relief to members of our community.
“We put resources together to give food items to the less privileged in our society like rice, vegetable oil, salt among others,” he said.
A member of the group, Abiodun Oyeleke said the gesture was part of impacting the community in the Rotary organisation.
“With the independence of the country today, we decided to reach out to the people so that they can have some kind of little thing that will make them happy.
“This is just a token but we believe it will go a long way to make them happy on a day like this,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries, Aliyu Isah thanked the club for the gesture, saying its members had volunteered their time and money to make them happy on Nigeria’s Independence Day.
Edited By: Grace Yussuf