An Abuja based Tech company, Intel Ape, has joined the league of other groups and individuals in distributing Palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown order because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The company shared foodstuffs to over one hundred pregnant and nursing mothers in Piwoyi community, Airport Road, Abuja.
While speaking during the Outreach, the Chief Executive officer of the company, Inne Oze through the Coordinator of the company’s Coronavirus Palliative committee, Taye Charles-Okon said the gesture was inspired by the need to join hands with the government in alleviating the suffering of vulnerable Nigerians in the area.
Tech Company Intel Ape Feeds Over 100 Abuja Residents
“Intel Ape is a Tech company, but we are concerned by the way many Nigerians have beensubjected to hunger and starvation as a result of the lockdown order given to curtail the further spread of Coronavirus in the country.
Some Nigerians are suffering while some parents give their children only water when they cry for food, so the company considered this as an opportunity to give back to society.”
She further called on other well-meaning Nigerians, groups and organizations to help Vulnerable people adding that the lockdown is causing untold hardship on the less privileged.
“If we had brought a trailer load of rice to Piwoyi today, it would not have been enough considering the number of people who came around to get the palliatives.”
However, the company urged Nigerians to keep observing the precautionary measures to avoid contracting the virus.
The Acting Chief of the community, Samuel Bako who thanked Intel Ape for the gesture also called on the government to ensure the palliatives it promised to get to the average Nigerian.
You will recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier added an extra two weeks to the lockdown order announced as part of measures to curtail the deadly virus in Nigeria.
As at the time of filing this report, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC said the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the country stands at 782 with twenty-five deaths recorded so far.