As Nigeria continues to join the rest of the world to grapple survival from the gruesome hands of the novel Covid-19 pandemic, well meaning individuals have continued to leverage this period to connect with humanity through charity balls, and provision of emergency relief materials to indigent house holds within the country.
With the Federal Government’s extension of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja by an additional 14days, it becomes apparent that more less privileged will have to starve longer than they bargained.
Moved by their plights, Celebrated Media Personality, Otunba Femi Davies with support from associates, friends and family have donated to less privileged within different Lagos suburbs, emergency relief materials, including raw food stuffs, cooked food, cash gifts and hand sanitizers.
The charity ball initiated by Otunba Femi Davies was brokered by Rotimi Ajanaku Foundation, Fatee Mohammed Foundation and Members of Metronews, an elitist social media platform mostly comprising eminent individuals drawn from the corporate world, politicians, news and entertainment media practitioners among others.
According to FM, not less than 2,000 individuals living in different parts of Lagos have been fed within three weeks, in different phases of the charity ball.
“In the last 3 weeks, we fed over 2000 people for 10days, gave out raw food items like rice, beans, garri, noodles, packed water, and bread to 250 families. We also gave out 5k to 50 people on the Island. We distributed hand sanitizers, and cash support to forum members in need too.
“We had great support from Rotimi Ajanaku Foundation, Fatee Mohammed Foundation, members of Metronews Chat Platform, Family and friends,” the Gbobaniyi of Arigidi-Akoko in Ondo State explains.
Commenting on the span of the outreach, FM explained that they have Egbeda, Idimu, Shasha Akowonjo, Ikorodu, Ketu, Ogba and Fagba.
Other locations covered were Ojodu Abiodun, Ojuelegba, Oke Popo(Ajanaku compound)Opebi, Lagos Island and Obalolu.
Understanding that the need for food is perennial, FM has promised to sustain the feeding exercise until the lockdown relapses, life returns to normalcy and people can return to their daily businesses to fend for themselves.
He therefore calls for more donors who are compelled to support the noble cause, while apreaciating everyone that have lent in cash and kind towards the initiative so far.