- Chineto Ozigbo Foundation steps up support in Anambra State
- Distributes palliatives worth over N20M ,
- Proffers solution to government at all levels
The Chineto Ozigbo Foundation has spent over Twenty Million Naira in providing succour to citizens in Anambra State as palliatives to cushion the effects of the COVID -19 pandemic.
The founder of the Foundation and a Philanthropist, Mr. Valentine Chineto Ozigbo, who disclosed this last night in a chat with www.odogwublog.com correspondent, said his foundation had distributed many bags of rice, hand sanitizers and facial masks worth over N20M to Anambrarians alongside thousands of information handbills on precautionary measures and staying safe advice on the Covid – 19 Pandemic.
Mr. Ozigbo, the immediate past President and CEO of Transcorp plc, commended the intervention efforts of Federal and State Governments especially on Health. He emphasised that to flatten the curve of the spread of Coronavirus in the country, government at all levels should prioritize on three basic needs: Food & Water, Power and Secirity which to him are most critical to existence and survival. He opined that while staying at home, people must not die of hunger, should have access to electricity to enable them cope better and must remain secured of their lives and property.
The interview which was centered on the COVID- 19 impact on the vulnerable, was released this morning 15th April, in a video message on his Twitter account @valentineozigbo and Instagram handle @valyntino.
He appealed to wealthy individuals in communities to rise to the challenge and assist their people with various kinds of intervention packages just as he and others are doing in his Community Amesi, where they had mobilized over N10 million to assist the vulnerable amongst them.
Ozigbo urged people to be generous in this period by not allowing governments at all levels to be offering palliatives alone.
He said that though he had supported the state government too in its efforts to mobilize resources for palliatives, it did not stop him from mobilizing further support at community and personal levels.
He emphasized that there is no better time to reach out and show love than now. He concluded by calling on everyone to step up and help one another this period to overcome the challenge of COVID-19.