Covid-19: Kwara Assembly Deputy Speaker donates Relief Materials to Oke-Ero,Ekiti LGAs
The Deputy Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Raphael Adetiba - Olanrewaju has distributed 43 bags of rice to the people of Oke-Ero and Ekiti Local Government Areas of the state as Covid-19 induced self isolation relief materials.
Eleven of the 43 bags were from the state Commissioner for Finace and Planning, Mrs Olasunbo Florence Oyeyemi.
The Deputy Speaker had earlier distributed over 2,000 bottles of hand sanitizers and same quantity of hand wash liquid soap to the people to promote a culture of regular hand wash to stave off contracting coronavirus.
In a related development, monetary relief packages were extended to 40 party leaders,youth and women in Oke - Ero and Ekiti Local Government Areas of the state.
In an interview, Hon Adetiba-Olanrewaju said the relief materials were necessary to reduce the pains the people if the areas are likely to face as a result of the self isolation and social distancing order to check contracting covid-19.
" There is no doubt that the stay at home order will impact negatively on our people who are mostly farmers and artisans who eke daily living.
It, therefore, behoves on us as elected representatives of the people to asauge the pains that come with the partial lockdown as a result of covid-19 pandemic", he said.
He added that the gesture was to complement the efforts of the state government in bringing succour to the people of the state.
On why they extended the relief materials to Ekiti Local Government Area, Hon Adetiba-Olanrewaju said : " the people of Oke Ero and Ekiti constituencies are kith and kin with same heritage".
He also noted that the extension of the relief materials to Ekiti Local Government Area was in support of the representative of the constituency in the state Assembly, Hon Ganiyu Gabriel Abolarin.
The Deputy Speaker commended the Kwara State Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for the proactive anti covid- 19 measures he has put in place in the state.
He described as "trailing blazing and noteworthy" the Governor's donation of his salary since May 2019 to date to tackle coronavirus in the state.