About 70 vulnerable households have benefitted from palliatives donated by the Rotary club of Nigeria, district 9141 as parts of their contributions to cushion the harsh effects of COVID-19 and to kick start the rotary activities for the year.
Speaking during the presentation of the food items held in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, the District Governor nominee of the club, Rotarian Mightyman Aye Dikuro said the gesture is meant to give palliatives to 70 vulnerable households in the state in order to alleviates the biting effects of COVID-19.
He said the aimed of the programme is to ensure that some vulnerable people who could not get succour from other places are being taken care of, adding that its part of their little way to help the masses.
He called on other well meaning individuals to also lend their helping hands to the people who are suffering from the effects of COVID-19 in the state, by joining hands with Rotary club to reach out to the people.
He said: “This programme is going to take place in three different places in Yenagoa metropolis, this is just the first stage.
“The aim of this programme is to give palliatives to 70 vulnerable families in Yenagoa, 30 have benefited today, we will do in two other places in the days ahead.
“The mandate of Rotary club is to get vulnerable persons in our society and assist them in our own little way, today we have offer several food item which will assist them in this trying times,” he said.
Someone who beneficiaries, Mrs Alima Yunusa and Comfort Monday expressed delight over the items donated to them, saying it will help sustained their families needs for some weeks.