… Dispatches Lorry Load Of Foodstuffs To Edo North
A frontline gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, on Friday, March 4, made public two emergency phones for persons who are in dire need of food and water.
The emergency numbers are: 07046373027 and 08114046290.
Ize-Iyamu explained that persons have been assigned at the receiving end to ask few questions about each caller so that adequate preparetion is made before assistance is dispatched.
While releasing a lorry load of the foodstuffs for the 64 wards across the 6 local government areas that make up Edo North Senatorial District, the governorship aspirant noted that some lorries were being loaded for the other wards in the local government areas of Edo Central and South senatorial districts
Ize-Iyamu, who on Thursday distributed Hand Sanitizers and Coronavirus awareness leaflets across the state, said he was distributing food items such as rice, beans, garri, noddles, tin tomatoes, salt, water etc to vulnerable across Edo State because of the compelling need at the time.
He noted that with the restriction of movement of persons across the state as part of measures to reduce the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus, people are bound to be hungry and are ready to do whatever they can to get food to feed.
He said, “Let me say it clearly that we are doing this not for politics. We are doing it because there is a compelling need at this time to do so.
“Our target is 1000 families. Our plan is that every part of the state, in every ward, we should be able to touch a certain number of families.
“That is why yesterday we had to announce members of our campaign organization because they will be the ones to drove the process of this food distribution. I cannot do it alone. I also believe that these persons should be known so when they go to places it is clear where they are coming from.”
Mewnwhile Ize-Iyamu has explained that the need for the effective distribution of the foodstuffs informed his decision on Thursday to announce Directors for his campaign organization, as he said “since I cannot do it alone.”
He then appealed to well meaning Edo people to support persons in need even as he reminded the state government to buy food in bulk and set up Food Banks, so that more people can buy or get for free when the need arises.