Education

Lockdown: Corps members donate food items in 3 LGs in Lagos

Published

on

Some members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Lagos State on Saturday distributed palliatives to about 300 residents of Agege, Ifako-Ijaiye and Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Areas.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the corps members gave the beneficiaries food packs containing garri (cassava flakes), rice, beans, groundnut oil, yam flour, noodles and tomato sachets.

Spokesperson for the corps members, Veronica Ukamak, said 100 beneficiaries were given the food packs in each of the three local government areas to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.

 

IMG-20200502-WA0079.jpg 1080w, https://portal.nannews.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG-20200502-WA0079-300×225.jpg 300w, https://portal.nannews.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG-20200502-WA0079-1024×768.jpg 1024w, https://portal.nannews.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG-20200502-WA0079-768×576.jpg 768w” data-lazy-sizes=”(max-width: 1080px) 100vw, 1080px” data-lazy-src=”https://portal.nannews.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG-20200502-WA0079.jpg”>IMG-20200502-WA0079.jpg” alt=”” width=”1080″ height=”810″ srcset=”https://portal.nannews.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG-20200502-WA0079.jpg 1080w, https://portal.nannews.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG-20200502-WA0079-300×225.jpg 300w, https://portal.nannews.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG-20200502-WA0079-1024×768.jpg 1024w, https://portal.nannews.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/IMG-20200502-WA0079-768×576.jpg 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 1080px) 100vw, 1080px”>
Distribution of food items to Lagos residents by corps members on Saturday

Speaking at the occassion, Chairman, Agege Local Government Area, Mr Ganiu Egunjobi, commended the corps members for the kind gesture.

“If corps members can dip their hands into their pockets and support the community, then it is indeed a challenge to everybody.

“Agege community appreciates the corps members and call on rich individuals in Agege to emulate them,’’ he said.

Mr Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, praised efforts of the corps members.

He said that the corps members should be encouraged to do more as they were the true heroes of the nation.

Mr Eddy Megwa, the NYSC Coordinator in the state, said the kind gesture of the corps members would enhance better understanding and appreciation of the scheme in their communities.

“I am very happy about the development that even corps members that do not have much can present these little gifts to their various communities.

“They have gone the extra mile to dip their hands in their little allowance and put food on the tables of people in the community they serve.

“It is noteworthy to know that there are still youths who can do what they have done in the local government areas, indeed the future is bright for Nigeria,” Megwa said.

Edited By: Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Babatunde Ogunrinde

Babatunde Ogunrinde: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a media subscriber of the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

Latest News

Innovation Accelerator to Stimulate Growth for Youth Promoting Democracy and Governance in Africa Concludes President’s Remarks at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Africa Economic Zones Organization (AEZO) December 3, 2020 Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 Update (3rd December 2020) Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update (2nd December 2020) Coronavirus – Zambia: Daily status update (2nd December 2020) Landmark Alliance Launches in Africa to Fight COVID-19 Misinformation Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s President H.E Félix Tshisekedi confirmed to deliver the keynote address at Mining Indaba Virtual Local Currency Financing for Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa Limited, Needs Scaling Up – African Development Bank Report MEDIA ADVISORY : African Institute for Mathematical Sciences to Host Online Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering: 8-10 December 2020 AIMS to host its first online Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering SAP becomes the perfect medicine for Kiara Health’s complexities and cost challenges Blue Prism Intelligent Automation Now Available in AWS Marketplace WHO Africa Online Press Briefing: Responding to COVID-19 Misinformation in Africa Coronavirus – Kenya: Distribution of Cases by Counties (2 December 2020) Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 updates (2 December 2020) SouthBridge Group announces Two Major Transactions in the Republic of Togo Fabio Aru signs for Team Qhubeka ASSOS Zimbabwean journalist Debra Matabvu wins the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award Signing of the Advisory Services Agreement between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Xalq Bank, Uzbekistan African Energy Chamber Starts a Working Visit to Mozambique to Push for Natural Gas Adoption and Jobs Creation UN Global Compact partners with African Media Agency (AMA) on Virtual SDG Summit Over 3.3 million children vaccinated in Chad in large-scale polio campaign How the world’s highest HIV-prevalence country turned around, and in record time World’s governments must wind down fossil fuel production by 6% per year to limit catastrophic warming Gruesome Boko Haram Killings in Northeast Nigeria Foreign fighters a ‘serious crisis’ in Libya, UN mission chief tells high stakes political forum Ethiopian Government and UN strike deal for ‘unimpeded’ humanitarian access in Tigray Mali: COVID-19 and conflict lead to rise in child trafficking AERC to host Bi-annual Plenary on the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Finance in Africa African Union to Launch the African Single Electricity Market (AfSEM) Communiqué on H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission's two day working visit to the Republic of South Africa Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (1st December 2020) Rugby: The General Assembly of the Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) Elected New Conflict and Resolution Committee Lionesses Graduate from Isuzu East Africa (EA) Life Skills Program Ecobank Group wins Awards from EMEA Finance, The Banker and Global Finance COVID-19 drives wages down, new International Labour Organization (ILO) report finds Coronavirus – South Africa: MEC Anroux Marais on suspension of summer initiation season due to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 statistics in South Africa (01 December 2020) Brown, Tanfield and Vinjebo sign-on for Team Qhubeka ASSOS Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 case update (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Zambia: Daily status update (1st December 2020) Uniting Business for A Stronger Africa Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update for South Africa (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Kenya: Distribution of Cases by Counties (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 updates (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 reported cases in Ethiopia (1 December 2020) Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update (1 December 2020) Nestlé partners with Nomanini and Standard Bank to empower informal retail traders across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region LaLiga signs Mondia group as strategic technology and commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific African Energy Chamber projects Africa’s Power Demand to Keep Rising Between 4-5% per year