THE wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has distributed food items, face masks and other forms of palliatives, donated to indigent women in the state by the wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.
While distributing the palliatives on Thursday in Enugu, Mrs Ugwuanyi explained that the palliatives were to cushion the adverse impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on them.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi enlightened the beneficiaries, drawn from the 17 local government areas of the state, on the precautionary health protocols for COVID-19, as adopted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
She told the women that COVID-19 is real and people were dying from it, and it does not discriminate between the rich and the poor.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi advised them to take the message of washing hands regularly with running water and soap, no touching of their faces, wearing of face masks when in public, while avoiding crowds and maintaining physical distancing, seriously.
He told the indigent women that the palliatives were donated to them by the Aisha Buhari Foundation.
Mrs. Ugwuanyi noted the generosity and commitment to the wellbeing of the women, especially the less privileged and the vulnerable groups, of Aisha Buhari.
The wife of the Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Enugu State and Chairman of Udenu local government area, Mrs. Ugochi Onah, thanked the President’s wife and Mrs. Ugwuanyi for their gestures in ameliorating the plight of the vulnerable in the society.
Mrs. Onah stressed that the beneficiaries were the truly poor and vulnerable, who were selected from the 17 local government areas in the state in line with the vision of Aisha Buhari Foundation and the Enugu governor’s wife.