UAC foods has joined the league of manufacturing companies that have supported the Ogun State government, as it has donated 200 cartons of Gala sausage roll, 2500 packs of groundnut chips and 2000 packs of coconut chips to support government efforts in providing food items to the poor, vulnerable and the aged in the state during the lockdown period.
The Ogun State Deputy Governor and the Chairman, Ogun COVID-19 Task force, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, who received the items on behalf of the state government, appreciated the company for supporting government with substantial quantity of their products, saying the distribution of relief items has been a major part of government’s response to the pandemic in the state.
’’ We are now in the third week of the lockdown and the distribution of the relief items has been a major part of the government response to the pandemic in the state. Apart from setting up the health facilities to provide succour and treatment for people if they do get afflicted with the disease, we have to deal with the welfare of our citizens as well. We have had series of hiccups in the distribution process and we have reviewed our strategy and going forward, we will ensure that we get better feedback from the people’’ she said.
The Deputy Governor said that what UAC has donated to the state government will compliment what government have on ground, assuring the company of even distribution of the items alongside government relief items towards alleviating the sufferings of the poor, aged and vulnerable in the state.
Engr. Salako-Oyedele, reiterated that government plan is to provide relief item for up to 500,000 families across the state during the period of the lockdown and the process is ongoing.
Earlier, the General Manager, Human Resources UAC food limited, Mrs Dayo Adeeko, said the company has decided to support the state government by providing food for the citizens of the state due to the current COVID-19 pandemic which has affected us in the country, adding that the lockdown has affected many people in terms of getting food.
Mrs Adeeko noted that UAC has donated 200 cartons of gala sausage roll, 2500 packs of groundnut chips and 2000 packs of coconut chips, saying she hope that the items would argument some of the food items the state is giving to the citizens.