Several poor households across the fourteen polling units of Okuku Ward in Yala LGA received food items as palliative measures to ease the spasms associated with the novel Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
The donation was made by the General Manager, Cross River State Waste Management Agency, Hon Oko Sunday Ebeku Otolo. He flagged off the distribution of the items in Okuku Yala on Saturday.
The beneficiaries that cut across the fourteen polling units in the ward were given tubers of yams, rice, cartons of indomie noodles, beans, hand sanitizers, over 500 nose masks and cash gifts.
The GM who is Okuku Ward Leader said the poorest of the poor households are the direct beneficiaries from the palliative measures and cash donation.
In his brief address at the flag off ceremony, Hon Ebeku Sunday said “we are flagging off this distribution at Okuku to help cushion the effects of Covid-19 hardships in Yala LGA.”
“I urge you to be orderly and maintain the protocol, avoid overcrowding, maintain social distancing, use the face masks and sanitizers. It is not only food that we are distributing, but we are also distributing the protocol for coronavirus. I urge you to be orderly while receiving the items.”
The GM warned that he will not tolerate any acts of indiscipline that will hinder the proper distribution of the items to the beneficiaries.
“I assure you we cannot tolerate any act of indiscipline, pilferage, taking away the items, without being provided officially. This we are looking to ensure that all the beneficiaries get the food items. We assure you we will do so,” he stated.
The PDP Ward Chairman of Okuku Ward, Ogar Joe Pat earlier in his remark explained that the distribution of the items to the beneficiaries will be orderly. On behalf of Okuku Ward Exco, he expressed gratitude to him for the show of love.