To cushion the effect of the on-going 14-days lockdown in Lagos State, an Ikorodu born Philantropist and the Director General of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Toyin Gafaar a.k.a Bolowotan has reached out to members of his community in Ikorodu with food support and a token to ameliorate the challenges of the lockdown imposed by the Federal Government as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel Coronavirus in the country.
The food distribution is being carried out to support the COVID-19 Emergency Food Response of the Lagos State Government led by the Chief Incidence Officer, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Toyin Gafaar Bolowotan further appealed to residents to continue to adhere to the government’s directive by staying at home, maintaining social distance and washing their hands with soap and water as measures to keep safe.
He noted that this first batch of food ration and token support is for 500 families while stating that more vulnerable people will be identified in the subsequent week of the lockdown.
Bolowotan has over the years been noted for his philanthropic gestures in Ikorodu and indeed the state at large especially as regards educational scholarships, relieve to those with financial challenges, health support and grassroots sports development.
Leader of Ikorodu Ambassadors, Rasheed Fatuga whose members benefiited from of the food support, commended Hon Gafar for the support.
‘The relief packs donated to us made a huge impact. We appreciate the love and support’, he said.