By Yinusa Ishola
Omu-Aran (Kwara) – Rep. Raheem Olawuyi, a federal lawmaker from Kwara, on Friday commenced distribution of food items to his constituents to cushion the effect of the stay-at-home directive over COVID-19 pandemic.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the distribution of the food items started with the three wards in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state.
It was designed to cover the 42 wards across the four councils in his Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency.
Olawuyi’s Legislative Aide, Lanre Agas, who led the distribution team, told NAN that the items included 200 bags of rice, 400 bags of gari, 50 cartons of indomie noodles, as well as 50 cartons of spaghetti.
He said that Olawuyi had just concluded three-day sensitisation and distribution of preventive materials such as hand sanitisers, liquid soaps and face masks among the constituents toward curbing spread of COVID-19.
The federal lawmaker urged the people of the constituency to continue to adhere strictly and ensure full compliance with the government directives over COVID-19.
He praised them for their support and loyalty, saying he would not relent in acceding to their yearnings and aspirations.
“We achieved a lot with the health sensitisation and distribution of some preventive items across communities in the constituency. The response was overwhelming.
“This distribution of food items is expected to alleviate the suffering of the people as a result of the sit-at-home directives over the COVID-19 spread.
“The distribution is designed with a trained constituency team to touch most of the constituents, irrespective of their party affiliations.
“I am sure we may not be able to reach everyone, but we will try our best within our capacity,” Olawuyi said.
Elder Joseph Dada and Mrs Theresa Abolarin, both beneficiaries in Iloffa, Oke-Ero Local Government Area, praised Olawuyi for his generousity and foresight.
“We are grateful for this kind gesture from Rep. Raheem Olawuyi, this is very timely and beneficial,’’ Abolarin said.