CACOVID donates 30,000 bags of rice, other food items to FCTA

*Federal Capital Territory Administration has constituted distribution committees, and is committed to ensuring the donated items donated get to targeted beneficiaries, says Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, Minister of State for FCT

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As part of its continued support to alleviate the damaging impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on the populace, the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has donated items to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), under the Food Relief Programme of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

It was learnt the donated food items include 30,541 bags of 10kg rice; 30,541 cartons of pasta; 61,082 cartons of noodles; 30,541 cartons of sugar; 30,541 of salt; and 30,541 bags of Semovita.

Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, Honourable Minister of State for FCT, Abuja, represented by Prof. Muhammad Usman, Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Strategy, while receiving the items on behalf of the FCT Administration, expressed the administration’s appreciation to the CACOVID leadership for the humanitarian intervention.

The Minister noted that the CACOVID initiative is worthy of commendation because it has contributed significantly to reducing the spread of the disease, and its multi-faceted consequences, especially on the vulnerable among the residents.

Dr. Aliyu assured that in line with the intervention objectives of the CACOVID food relief programme, the Federal Capital Territory Administration has constituted the distribution committees, and is committed to ensuring that the items donated get to targeted beneficiaries, according to stipulated quantities for each beneficiary household.

Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, who represented the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the occasion,  said the financial institutions, and indeed, the private sector of the economy have been working tirelessly with government at all levels.

This is with a view to bringing relief to those most affected by the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria, stated Ibrahim.

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