Narp 50plus supports Covid-19 response with food, relief materials, face masks
…Calls for more Donations to render more Support
As part of efforts to curb the spread of the dreaded novel, coronavirus tagged COVID-19, a non-profit organization, Narp 50plus has donated relief materials including food items, cash and face masks to vulnerable citizens most especially older people in the fight to kick out the pandemic in Nigeria.
Explaining the reason behind the laudable gesture, a statement from the organisation said hunger has been a major problem, “that is why we were able to distribute palliatives to the vulnerable elders in the Sangotedo community, most of whom are women and widows.”
The Organization which is bothered by the increasing trend and spread of the Coronavirus Pandemic and hunger among less privileged Nigerians says the donation is part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to cushion the effect and has called for donations to put out more to other struggling Nigerians.
“This is our own way of reducing hunger (SDG2) during this Lockdown,” the statement from Narp 50plus said.
“We sincerely appreciate Jaji (One of NARP50PLUS Cordinators for Lekki-Ajah axis), and other volunteers and donors who have devoted their time, skills, and resources to ensure this deadly disease is defeated,” Narp 50plus said.
The NGO noted that rendering service to humanity has been part of the organisation core value as it continues to impact lives positively.
In Africa, the coronavirus is beginning to advance through major cities and into towns. Compared to European and US cities, the confirmed cases in Sub-Saharan cities has remained relatively low. However, experts from the World Health Organisation estimate that 10 million Africans could catch the virus in the next six months.
Nigeria has at least 3,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus patients, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
In a bid to curtail the spread of this virus, the Nigerian Government imposed a lockdown order in some states. The resultant effect of the lockdown has affected low-income earners who depend on daily income for their daily bread.