Ogun State government has commended IHS Towers, a telecoms infrastructure provider in Sub-Saharan Africa for identifying with the Prince Dapo Abiodun led -adminstration to provide food bags to 9000 vulneralble lllhomes, as part of cushioning measures on the lockdown order occasioned by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
Receiving the food palliatives, which was done in collaboration with Nigeria Red Cross Society, Ogun State Branch in Abeokuta, Secretary to Ogun State Government, Mr.Tokunbo Talabi represented by the State Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, Barr. Femi Ogunbanwo, maintained that the present adminstration in the state was indeed appreciative of the innumerable support and contributions of Corporate boodies, Religious Organizations and public spirited individuals towards making life bearable for the people of the state at these trying period in global history.
“On behalf of the Governor and the good people of the state, I will like to thank IHS for providing the food palliatives for our people, and the Nigeria Red Cross in the distribution process to the vulnerable and poor in the society.
“I will like to use these medium to extend our appreciation to other companies and public spirited individuals of good intention who have been supporting the state in these trying period”, he maintained.
Also Speaking, a Special Assistant to the Governor, Mr. Dimeji Belo, noted that IHS has demonstrated a high level of responsibility to reach out to the vulnerables and underprivileged in six local council areas of the State at this trying period, adding that the gesture which was one of the core values of IHS was to preach love and show utmost concern to the plight of the people during the restriction order.
Explaining the mode of distribution, Executive Branch Secretary of Nigeria Red Cross Society, Ogun State branch Mr. Aboyade Oluwole who also commended IHS for the gesture at alleviating the peoples suffering during the lockdown period, noted that Nigeria Red Cross would be distributing the palliatives in selected localities of Abeokuta North, Ado/Odo Ota, Ijebu-ode, Yewa South, Obafemi Owode and Sagamu local government areas of the state.