By G9ija

CACOVID has redoubled efforts to ensure older adults, particularly those who lack sustained access to healthy food and adequate nutrition, stay fed and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coalition joined forces with Lagos State Government to distribute food items to the elders in various communities to commemorate the nation’s 60th anniversary.

Led by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Folashade Jaji, some of the visited communities were Okegun-Odofin in Eti-Osa Local Government Otto; Lagos Mainland Local Government, Egan; Alimosho Local Government and ljeododo; Ojo Local Government.

While handing over CACOVID palliative packages to the beneficiaries, Jaji said the gesture was part of the strategy to ensure that residents adhere to preventive measures outlined by medical experts.

She assured the government would always adopt policies and programmes that would assist the indigents and aged to live in Lagos without fear.

She stated to ensure indigents and aged do not feel the impact of coronavirus, the government picked food items consumed frequently such as rice, cartons of noodles, salt, sugar and spaghetti as well as other edibles.

She revealed these materials were not from the government alone, acknowledging the full support of CACOVID.

The beneficiaries expressed gratitude for the gesture and commended CACOVID as well as the State Government for their continuous efforts towards ensuring the eradication of coronavirus from Nigeria.