The Director-General of Lagos State Sports Commission, Hon. Toyin Gafar, otherwise known as Bolowotan has embarked on the second phase of free food relief package distribution to the vulnerable and indigent members of the Ikorodu community.
This is coming as the Federal Government has again increased the lockdown period to another two weeks. According to Toyin Gafaar, this support is a measure to help mitigate the effects of the lockdown.
The phase two of the food support program is targeting 1,000 families unlike the first set which had 500 families.
The DG further revealed that the project would be a continuous one until many families in Ikorodu benefit as the lockdown continues.
The gesture was meant to cushion the effect of the Covid-19 lockdown in the state on the indigent members of the community. Hon Gafar had distributed 500 of similar packs to vulnerable residents within the first week of the declaration of the lockdown by the federal government.
Explaining the rationale behind the second phase of the food relief exercise, Hon. Gafar explained that, his love for the people coupled with the plight of the vulnerable residents of Ikorodu community was responsible for the gesture.
‘There is no doubt that our people are hungry. The effect of the lockdown has been so much on the people. We rae doing this little to support the State government’s efforts towards cushioning the effects of the lockdown and bring succour to the people’, he noted.
Hon Bolowotan added that, there was need for the phase 2 of the distribution exercise, considering the fact that the 500 packs distributed in the first phase could only reach a handful of households in the community.
The second phase of Hon. Bolowotan’s gesture was a 5kg size of rice and a token of N1, 000 cash to support the beneficiaries in meeting other basic needs while the lockdown lasts.
A beneficiary of the gesture who simply gave her name as Mummy Dorcas was full of prayers for Hon. Gafar, for supporting her family with food and cash in this trying time.