Illustrious son of Amawbia donates 100 bags of rice to less privileged
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query_builder April 9, 2020 18:36:17

By Regina Igwebuike  :

Amawbia (Awka South LGA), April 9, 2020 (MOI) An illustrious son of Amawbia, Mr Edward Dijeh has donated 100 bags of 25kg rice to be shared among less privileged and indigent members of the community.

This is to support the sit-at-home order by the state government to help in the fight against spread of Coronavirus.

The donation was as a result of the plea made by Amawbia COVID-19 Relief Committee set up by President-General, Mr Ebele Nwufo to Ndi Amawbia at home and in The Diaspora to rally support either in cash or kind -- relief or medical materials -- to the town union for onward distribution to the indigent,

Mr Dijeh, an Engineer, in a telephone conversation with the PG lauded the initiative and steps taken so far by the leadership of Amawbia community in the fight against spread of the virus.

According to him, this is time to bring succor to our people since collaborative effort is needed to fight the scourge.

Accepting the relief material, PG on behalf of the Relief Committee, commended the kind gesture of the donor.

Mr Nwufo described the donor as a worthy ambassador of the community and a philanthropist, who always had interest of the community at heart and ever ready to assist the poor.

The PG, while praying God to continue blessing Mr Dijeh, pledged that the rice would be judiciously shared among people targeted.

``I want to ensure that the distribution is properly documented for the records.’’

He explained that some other illustrious Amawbia persons had also pledged support, saying that they would be acknowledged on receipt of the donations.

The PG, explained that the rice would be shared to villages according to Amawbia sharing formula. The formula was not explained.

He, then, thanked all individuals who contributed toward the fight against spread of COVID-19, calling on others to key into the success story. (MOI)