NGO shares palliative items to 900 PWDs in 5 months



NGO shares palliative items to 900 PWDs in 5 months

Project Enable Africa, a Non governmental organisation (NGO) in collaboration with Ishk Tolaram Foundation has shared palliative  items to 900 Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) at various locations in Lagos State  since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Mr Lanre Olagunju, Head of Communications of the NGO,   told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos that various items were shared to the PWDs as palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic in five months.

He said the last set was shared in Alimosho, after it had successful reached out to several families in Surulere, Amukoko, Olodi Apapa, Badagry, Festac town, Ikorodu and Oshodi.

Olagunju said that the food-drive project for PWDs started  in April when the NGO engaged in door- to- door approach in reaching out to  the PWDs during the lock down.

He said the move  became imperative because the  effects of COVID-19 in the country and the world is serious, so the organization decided to contribute its quota to support  Federal Government’s efforts to contain the pandemic.

Olagunju said the organisation was  happy because  the beneficiaries appreciated the gesture.

He explained that a lot of sensitisation still needed to be done by governments  and individuals to convince the public that Coronavirus pandemic is real.

He said that  this is  because people were  still  going about their normal lifestyles without minding the effects of the virus.

He said  that the organisation had been able to create awareness and sensitise the Persons Living with Disabilities on the existence of the virus.

He added that they were advised   to create similar awareness that Coronavirus pandemic is real  among the public.

Edited By: Hawa Lawal/Peter Dada (NAN)

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