By Jude Atupulazi
As the battle to cushion the economic effects of the lockdown in Anambra State rages, the Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation (DCUF), 24th April, reached out to the most indigent and vulnerable in Abagana Community in Nikoka LGA, Anambra State.
The chairman of the Foundation, Dr. Chinedu Umeadi (Agunechemba Abagana), while speaking to newsmen, thanked the Government of Anambra State for its proactiveness and readiness in the fight, especially on the active and wide sensitization of Ndi Anambra on the dangers of the virus.
Dr Umeadi appealed to Government at all levels in Nigeria to provide health workers with necessary PPEs and logistics to combat the deadly virus.
The traditional ruler of Abagana, HRM Igwe Patrick Mbamalu Okeke, thanked Dr Umeadi for what he described as Umeadi’s wonderful initiative in helping the Government to cushion the economic effects of the lockdown on the people.
The royal father pleaded with the Government to relax the lockdown a little and allow food markets to open three times a week instead of the two times as earlier directed, even as he urged well to do indigenes to replicate Dr Umeadi’s gesture.
The Director Dr Chinedu Umeadi Foundation, who represented the Chairman of the Foundation – Mr Uchenna Umeadi, thanked the Igwe, the PG and the Village Chairmen for their cordial relationship, as well as their orderliness in the distribution of the Palliatives.
Mr Umeadi said the chairman of the Foundation was not only a medical doctor, but also a humanitarian who who never abandoned his people.
He assured Ndi Anambra and Abagana Community that more would come from the Foundation.
The President General, Abagana Welfare Union, Chief Sir. Ikem Onwuadi, (Akunwata) who led the delegation on the tour, thanked Dr Chinedu Umeadi and charged the village chairmen to ensure that everything listed for the palliative was equitably distributed.
The Foundation also made sure all churches in Abagana, the Divisional Police Headquarters, Abagana, the Local Government Secretariat Abagana, the DSS Office in Abagana,the Civil Defence Office in Abagana, the Aro Abagana Shrine, the Ekwulomu Shrine and the Abagana Health Centre, all got a hand washing bucket, hand sanitizers and some preventive materials to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The items distributed included,
260 medium bags of rice, 260 tubers of yam, cartons of noodles, bags of salt, bags of onions, cash reward, hand washing buckets, alcohol based hand sanitizers, nose mask and hand gloves.