As part of efforts to cushion the effects of the current lockdown, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Students Affairs, Nasir Sa’idu Adhama, in partnership with a group of Nigerian Youth Task Force On COVID-19 (NYTFC), has donated food items, including 250 bags of rice and condiments to Dakwa, Kabusa, Pape, Mpape and Utako communities of the FCT.
Donating the items in Abuja yesterday, Adhama, who is also the national coordinator of the group, explained that the gesture was meant to compliment the efforts of the federal government’s Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) and the FCTA in cushioning the effects of the sit-at-home order on the vulnerable population.
The President’s senior adviser in company of many volunteers who are members of the NYTFC appealed to all Nigerians to support the measures put in place by the Presidential Task Force and the FCT Experts Committee, as a way of curbing the spread of the Corona Virus.
According to Adhama, “The various committees in the NYTFC earlier undertook a survey of these areas and established contact with community leaders who helped pinpoint the most vulnerable population that deserve these palliatives most.
“Whilst the FCT Chapter carried out the distribution for the FCT Area Councils, it is worthy to note that the Kaduna State Chapter of NYTFC had already commenced distribution of these materials earlier on Monday.
“We commend the brotherly effort of Nigerians in the private sector in assisting the Federal Government in this trying times. We are also calling for more support to the most vulnerable from other wealthy Nigerians.
“Amongst the volunteers that the NYTFC has deployed are well trained medical personnel with technical knowledge of the pandemic and strategies to curb its spread through proper medical sensitization.”
Receiving the items, the Chief of Dakwa Fulanin Gabas, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, called on other wealthy Nigerians to support the poor, especially in this period of lockdown, just as he thanked the Youth Task Force for what he described as a good gesture.