The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon Ndudi Elumelu has concluded arrangements to distribute food and other items worth over N45 million to the people of his people of Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in Delta State.
According to information made available to Jungle Journalist Media Limited, items are part of an emergency palliative to cushion the effect of the Covid-19 lockdown on them.
The items, it was learnt, are to be distributed among the people across the four local government areas that make up the constituency, namely: Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Oshimili North and Oshimili South.
According to a statement from the office of the Minority Leader, food items to be distributed include; 600 bags of rice, 750 bags of beans, 500 bags of garri (yellow and white), 600 bags of onions, 500 cartons of tin tomatoes, and 500 cartons of groundnut oil.
A high powered committee of responsible and apolitical persons picked from the four local government areas, has been constituted to ensure proper and effective coordination of the distribution of the items across the Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency.
The distribution of the food items has been slated to begin today, Tuesday 7th April, 2020 across the various local government areas.
Hon. Elumelu, who represents Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, reiterated the need for the people to continue to adhere to the Delta State Government’s directives on the lockdown occasioned by Covid-19, saying that the policy is geared towards curbing the spread of the deadly virus in the state and the country in general.
While commending the people for complying with the state and federal government directives, Hon. Elumelu appealed to them to continue to observe the guidelines of the NCDC and the health authorities, stressing that they are all critical towards the containment of the spread of the virus that is ravaging the world.
He expressed thanks to God for preserving the people so far and prayed that none of the people of Aniocha/ Oshimili will be found to be missing as a result of the deadly virus after the pandemic.