From Ibrahim Musa, Kano
Olam Nigeria Limited, a leading agro-commodity companies in Nigeria, revealed that, in partnership with a private eatery outfit ‘Big Bite’, under the company’s special initiative conceived to cushion the effects of the challenges posed by covid-19 pandemic in the country, the company commenced distribution of cooked food to over 2500 vulnerable people in Kano state and some selected states in northern Nigeria.
Disclosing this while presiding over the food distribution exercise in Kano State, the Zonal Manager, Olam Nigeria, Mr Adamu Bello said the campaign is designed to address the identified widespread ignorance among a large segment of the people in the selected states on the spread of coronavirus, as well as educate them on preventive measures to be adopted in controlling the disease, especially in rural communities.
“The company under its initiative recognized the efforts of government thereby making efforts in developing radio jingles with World Health Organization’s (WHO) prescribed safety and precautionary measures which have been aired for a period of 15 days in Kano, Jigawa, Bauchi, and Katsina states”, he said.
He added that, the company is implementing the initiative in order to support measures being taken by the Nigerian government to tackle the suffering brought about on Nigerians by the pandemic; the food distribution exercise was conducted in 10 days in at Dawanau Market, IDP Camps, Dorayi Karama, Dakata Sauna, Zangon Marikita, Dorawar Na’abba, Danladi Nasidi, Hotoro Kwanar Yashi, and Sheka Aci Lafiya.
In her remarks at the occasion, Kano State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Zarau M. Umar, appreciated Olam Company for initiating the cooked food distribution program which she said delivering food to the needy members of the society, such as vulnerable children and refugees in the IDP camps was a gesture that deserves emulation by others stakeholders in the state.