COVID-19: NGO distributes 1m sanitizers to schools, communities in kogi

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An NGO,’Waves of Success Foundation’ says it has commenced distribution of one million bottles of hand sanitizers to schools and communities in Kogi East Senatorial District.

The Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr John Ocheja, disclosed this on Friday during inauguration the first phase of distribution and preventive sensitisation sanitizers in Ejule.

The event is part of measures to curtail the spread of Corona Virus (COVID-19) in the area.

At the commencement of the campaign at Ejule, Ofu Local Government on Friday, Ocheja said the exercise was at the instance of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Foundation, Mr Ocholi Yusuf.

Ocheja said the effort was aimed at complimenting both the State and Federal Government’s initiatives at “preventing and controlling spread of the virus.”

The Executive Director who led the team said there was need for the students and the general public especially those at the grassroots, to be hygiene conscious and follow and imbibe the preventive measures and avoid bodily contact.

He said, “‘The distribution of one million pieces of hand sanitizers is to complement both the State and Federal Government’s effort in preventing and controlling the virus.”

He commended the present adimistration in the state for doing a lot to guard against
the spread of the pandemic but urged all hands to be on deck to carry the sensitization campaign to the grassroots.

Ocheja enjoined all well meaning Nigerians to join hands and partner with Government at all levels to arrest the deadly pandemic

The NGO, in company of officials of National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS), distributed pieces of the sanitizers to management and students of Community Secondary School Ejule.

The team also visited Roman Catholic Missionary Schools I and II, Ugwolawo as well as United Evangelical church Primary and secondary School Ugwolawo, all in Ofu local government among others,where they distributed the sanitizers to staff and community members.

Enyojo shuaibu, National President, NAKOSS commended the philanthropic disposition of the CEO, Ocholi Yusuf for the intervention and called on well meaning Nigerians to emulate him.

Not less than 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizers were distributed during the first phase of the exercise.

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