The member representing Njikoka 1 Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Tim Ifediora, has donated food items to the poorest members of his constituency, including some of the non-indigenous residents.
At the brief ceremony which took place in his compound, the lawmaker said his gesture was to act as a palliative to the poorer elements in his constituency in this period of lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic.
The items which were distributed to 380 constituents on the arrangement of ten from each village, included bags of rice, garri, yam tubers and noodles. Fifty bags were also extended to non-indigenes.
Ifediora said the extension of the gesture to non-indigenes was his way of letting them know that they were also part of the communities they resided in, pointing out that if they could be approached during elections for their votes, they should also be remembered at such a period.
The items were handed over to the presidents general of the communities and their women counterparts for onward transmission to their people. Ifediora said he had chosen to do it through the community leaders because of the need for social distancing which could not be guaranteed if everybody were to be present.
He said he had earlier carried out extensive awareness campaigns across his constituency on the coronavirus disease, regretting that some people still did not believe in the dangerous nature of the disease.
Commending the state government for its intervention for the people of the state, Hon Ifediora debunked the notion that the Federal Government had given money to the states to soothe the pains of the people.
In his reaction, the PG of Enugwu-Agidi Community, Hon Obijiofor, thanked Ifediora for his initiative, noting that he had always been known to rise to the occasion, even as he described him as a listening member.
Ifediora, now in his second term, represents Enugwu-Ukwu, Nawfia and Enugwu-Agidi Communities which make up Njikoka 1 Constituency.
By Jude Atupulazi