Leadership of Amawbia share cash stipends to less privileged
By Regina Igwebuike :
Amawbia (Awka South LGA), April 9, 2020 (MOI) Leadership of Amawbia Town Union (ATU) led by the President-General, Mr Ebele Nwufo, has paid out N5,000 each to each of the less privileged members of the community as ‘sit at home’ palliative.
The distribution, carried out from house to house by Amawbia COVID-19 Relief Committee, was aimed at enabling designated persons to benefit from donation to the community,
This is to assist the beneficiaries to put food on their tables at this trying period.
In an interview with an Anambra State Information Officer shortly after the exercise, the PG said that his leadership had the interest of the people at heart, especially as it concerned welfare of the indigent.
Mr Nwufo said that they sought monetary assistance from well- meaning Amawbia persons to actualise the dream.
According to him, this first round of house to house exercise is to ensure that the right people are attended to with the amount earmarked.
He thanked the good-spirited donors, urging others to emulate their gestures.
The PG extolled the state government for the palliative reeled out so far, explaining that Amawbia community had yet to receive their quota of rice for the elderly.
Mr Nwufo maintained that Anambra State was the safest state in Nigeria, urging citizens to complement government efforts by adhering strictly to its directives such that the state would remain pace-setter state.
He said that in a bid to contain Coronavirus, the community through town criers and public service announcements, sensitised the people on government policies on COVID-19.
The leadership also directed operators of restaurants and beer parlours to maintain social distancing.
``Do not display chairs outside, package whatever the person has purchases as take away to be consumed at home.’’
He urged parents to take proper care of their children by engaging them meaningfully this period of ‘sit at home’ to promote family values.
As the rainy season approached, PG said that awareness would be made to stop indiscriminate dumping of refuse, especially in drainages to avoid flooding and spread of diseases.
He promised to reach out to the people with the provision of waste bins to be placed at strategic locations and would liaise with Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA) for prompt evacuation of waste, emphasising, ``health is wealth’’.
Mr Nwufo, then, urged illustrious sons of Amawbia to make meaningful sacrifices to assist the needy and Ndi Amawbia in general as that was part of the spirit of Easter.
While praying for the pandemic to end soon, the PG asked God to influence leaders to make wise decisions in leading the people wisely.
One of the cash recipients, Mrs Felicia Okonji thanked the leadership of ATU for the monetary support, saying that it came in timely.
She prayed God to bless them and, also remember them at the points of their needs.
Some other recipients threw caution to the winds as they jubilated openly over the kind gestures. (MOI)