As part of measures to improve the welfare of its members during this lockdown period occasioned by the Covid 19 pandemic, the leadership of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Abeokuta North Branch, has distributed some stimulus palliative packages to them.
The package which contain food items including rice and beans were donated to the council by the ogun State Government and a philanthropic organization, Oluseyi Bisiriyu Foundation.
Speaking while distributing the palliative package to about a Hundred beneficiary members, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Youths and Sports, Comrade Lamide Lawal who himself is a member of the Branch, commended the leadership for helping government to achieve its aspiration of catering for different categories of the vulnerables during the lock down.
He assured that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration in Ogun state remained unwavering in its commitment to ensuring the development of Youths in all ramifications.
In his remarks, the State Chairman of the Council , Comrade Abduljabar Ayelagbe expressed gratitude to the donors for their gesture, reminding that on its part, the council had earlier undertaken a State wide sensitization programme for its members and general public on ways of curbing the spread of Covid 19 virus.
He assured that as the umbrella body of Youth Organizations in the State, the NYCN is prepared to continually partner with government and other relevant stakeholders on the execution of Youth development programs across the state.
Also speaking on behalf of the Abeokuta North Branch Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Enitan Ojo, the Branch Secretary, Comrade Kehinde Ademuyiwa disclosed that the distribution of the palliative cut across all affiliated Youth Organizations of the Council, including Uniform Organizations, Faith and Community Based Organisations.
Comrade Ojo enjoined members not to partake in any destructive activities while the lockdown period lasted, saying “an idle hand is a devil’s workshop”.
Responding on behalf of other beneficiaries, Ibukun Ogunbiyi of Nigerian Red Cross Society and Dolapo Akinyemi of OAIC applauded the donors, pointing out that the gesture would make living more bearable for them during the sit at home period.