In line with the Kogi State Government directive to lockdown all activities to curtail the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic in the state, the member representing Kabba/Bunu State Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Matthew Kolawole has approved the distribution of food stuffs worth millions of naira to his constituents to cushion the effects of the Sit-at-Home’ order.
Kolawole, who is also Speaker of the State House of Assembly, said the order became necessary in order to curtail the spread of the pandemic and urged the people to show great understanding at this time to save the larger population of the state.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Femi Olugbemi, the Speaker said as their representative, he will continue to strive hard by providing necessary succour at a hard time like this, stressing that the government is working round the clock to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
He commended the Governor Yahaya Bello-led leadership in the state for its proactive measures to protect the state by setting up a committee that has been up and doing in creating awareness for the citizens to know the danger the deadly coronavirus pose to our existence in life.
Kolawole assured that he will continue to stand with the people, pointing out that the food stuffs he provided is to ameliorate the suffering of the people, calling on well meaning individuals, corporate organizations and NGO to join hands in supporting the populace.
Items made available included, rice, semovita, wheat and garri.
He stated that the distribution will not be based on political party affilaition rather it will be giveb to people that truly need it at this time.
He advised the people to adhered strictly to the lay down rules and regulations set by the WHO to maintain social distancing of at least one meter, personal hygiene, avoid handshake and regular washing of hands.