Senator, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah representing Anambra South Senatorial zone has emerged the only senator and politician from Anambra State to move outside his constituency to distribute not only palliatives but over sixty Tricycles to indigents.
Ubah on Saturday distributed palliatives consisting of 26,000 bags of 5kg rice, 11,200 bags of 5kg garri, 9,400 cartons of tummy tummy noodles, 6,000 bottles of cooking oil, 32,000 bottles of hand sanitizers.
Others were 65,000 disposable face masks, 8,000 washable face masks, 2,000 bags of 25kg garri, 500 bags of 25kg rice, 42 thermometers and 62 tricycles.
Ubah ensured the palliatives were distributed to families across the twenty-one local government areas of the state in order to curtail the effects of the new Corona Virus which has forced businesses and services to a halt.
Ubah’s largess was the highest so far in Anambra state even as www.odogwublog.com recalls that Senator Ubah had last December, 2019 empowered two hundred Anambra South youths with two hundred motorcycles and also distributed trucks of rice and noodles to various families of his Senatorial District.
While distributing the palliatives, Senator Ubah represented by Anambra State leader of Afa-Igbo- Efuna, a socio-cultural organization, Chief Mbazulike Iloka, thanked the state governor Dr. Willie Obiano for his efforts towards protecting the state from the Virus and urged him to keep watchful eyes on the state boundaries in order to prevent importation of the virus into the state.
The Anambra South Senator also urged ndị Anambra to continue to adher to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) by regularly washing their hands under running water, using hand sanitizers when water isn’t available, proper use of face mask when necessary, practicing social distancing and avoiding handshakes, hugging and over crowded places.
He also advised the people to always abide by the state government directives.
In their remarks, the beneficiaries represented by their Ward leaders thanked Senator Ubah for his efforts towards promoting the wellbeing of the people and urged other public office holders to emulate the kind gesture in order to keep Anambra safe.
The event which was attended in line with NCDC guideline of social distancing took place at the Nnewi residence of the Anambra South Senator.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government, partnering Sen. Ifeanyi Ubah, has reached out to Igbo in resident in the state with some palliatives to cushion the effects of the Coronavirus-induced economic lockdown.
The items given out on Sunday included 740x25kg bags of Ijebu garri, 284x50kg bags of rice, as well as cartons of pastas (noddles and spaghetti).
On hand to receive the items were heads of the different Igbo socio-political organisations in Lagos, on behalf of their groups.
Speaking on the gesture, the representative of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Gbenga Oyerinde, commended Ubah for the initiative, stating that he reached out to partner the state out of his humanitarian nature.
According to Oyerinde, who is the Sanwo-Olu’s Special Adviser on Central Business District (CBD), Ubah reached out to the governor on behalf of Igbo people who he has at heart.
On his part, Ubah, who represents Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, explained that the palliative was a collective effort with the Lagos Government to help the entire Igbo in Lagos.
Ubah said he made it a point of duty to be physically present, adding: “What we are doing is sharing these items to the different groups from the South-East through their representatives here.”