COVID-19!! Phase II: Gregory Ibe Foundation To Distribute 2,000 Bags Of Rice, 4,000 Noodles, 300 Beans, Others To Abians


The Professor Gregory Ibe Foundation (PGIF) has concluded plans to distribute over 2,000 bags of rice, 4,000 cartons of noodles, 300 bags of beans, several tubers of yam and many bags of garri, including salt to the people of Abia State.

In a statement made available to Naijatell jointly signed by Hon. Prince Emeka Okafor and Sleek Ogbonnaya Ogwo, chairman and media head of the foundation respectively, the PGIF said the move was part of its COVID-19 palliatives initiative.

The initiative is aimed at cushioning the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the common man. The latest and second phase of the grassroots philanthropic initiative is sequel to the successful implementation of the first phase, and with the objective of consolidating the gains of the previous exercise.

Naijatell recalls that the Prof. Gregory Ibe Foundation had in the first phase of the exercise, donated Test Kits, Thermometers, Ambulances, Decontamination Services and many Natural Curative Drugs to the Abia state government.

The exercise also witnessed the distribution of over 1,000 bags of 50kg rice, 4,000 cartons of noodles and other food items to the 17 Local Government Areas, Groups and Associations in Abia State.

“Sequel to the above therefore, the leadership of the following groups are hereby requested to come to the Sports Complex of Gregory University Uturu for official flag-off ceremony of the second phase of the Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation COVID-19 Palliatives Distribution Exercise for the less privileged citizens of Abia State as follows;
Date: Monday 13 July 2020
Time: 10am
Venue: Gregory University Uturu.

“The invited groups for the flag-off ceremony are;
1. Nigeria Union of Journalists, Abia Chapel
2. Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, Abia State
3. Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Abia State.
4. Leadership of Abia Crusaders from Isuikwuato LGA.
5. Leadership of Abia Crusaders from Umunneochi LGA.

“Subsequently, mobile teams from Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation will commence direct physical distribution of palliatives in the remaining 15 LGAs simultaneously as follows;
1. 10am – Ukwa East and Ukwa West LGAs
2. 3pm – Ugwunagbo & Aba North LGAs
1. 10am – Aba South & Osisioma LGAs
3. 2pm – Obingwa & Isiala Ngwa North LGAs
1. 10am – Isiala Ngwa South & Umuahia South LGAs
3. 2pm – Umuahia North & Ikwuano LGAs
1.10am – Arochukwu & Bende LGAs
2. 1pm – Ohafia LGA.”

The statement noted that, “there will be strict adherence to all existing COVID-19 protocols including but not limited to wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitizers and adoption of the social distance regime throughout the duration of the exercise.”

“Please be well guided as non compliance will lead to immediate disqualification from the exercise.”

Naijatell reports that leadership of the invited groups (as stated above) are required to present valid identification tokens duly certified by authorising persons.

“Please note that this present second phase of the Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation COVID-19 Palliative distribution exercise is targeted at less privileged Abians who are most affected by the pandemic, even as plans have commenced for the third phase in order to accommodate more stakeholders.”

“Subsequently only invited groups will be entertained as strict compliance to the schedule outlined above will be meticulously adhered to.”

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