DR SEUN Cares COVID-19 Relief, a global organisation formed by Dr Seun and some Nigerians in the United States of America, including Anambra’s Amobi Okoye from Nri, Anaocha LGA, on Valentine’s Day, distributed relief materials to 100 selected indigent and physically challenged persons in Anambra State.
The event, which was held at the hall of Knights of St John International (KSJI) building in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, is the last of the program already held in nine other selected states.
According to Sir Tony Otikpa, a free lance artist and retired lecturer at Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, the representative of the organisation in Anambra State, who spoke to National Light on the program, “the program is all about COVID-19 and hardship. The aim is to raise money to feed 1000 Nigerians and in choosing this 1000 Nigerians, they decided to select 10 states of which Anambra State is included.
The 10 states are done with their own. Anambra State is the last because it came last in the schedule. We would have done it before now but the items that were supposed to be used were not available on time because the people that were contracted to bring the items disappointed.
We slated 14th February which we know is lover’s day because we felt that day would be a good day to use to exchange these gifts. The gifts were prepared for 100 people and were shared to those that were selected.
“People came in their numbers. Some that were terribly handicapped and couldn’t turn up, we took the gifts to their homes. These items were shared to windows, sportsmen and the physical challenged people. Personally I centered so much on physically challenged ones and widows. Those who couldn’t make it sent people to represent them.
“We used random sampling to get the 100 people that were needed to give the items. At the end of the show, those who received the items were happy. We have a team of ten volunteers, who assisted in the sharing. We practiced all the COVID-19 laws. Everybody was masked. There was running water for washing of hands with soap and sanitisers. In spacing, we used two halls to make sure that people were gitting 8feet gap front and back”
Sir Otikpa thanked Dr Seun and other members of the group, including the National Coordinator, Dr Seun Cares COVID-19 Relief, Elizabeth Okogun, and prayed that God would continue to bless them, make them go higher and higher.” This is the first time they are organising such an event in Anambra State. They should not end just in sharing palliatives. I pray that next time, they will increase or expand the number so that it will reach more people but we are very appreciative of the one given to people”.
He appreciated Anambra State Governor, Dr. Willie Obiano for his efforts in protecting the lives of ndi Anambra against the COVID-19 pandemic. “In line with COVID-19 restrictions and control, Anambra State was one of the first states that went into lockdown and up till date, people are being mandated to put on their face masks.
Bravo to His Excellency. He should continue with his efforts. The Dr Seun Cares COVID-19 Relief group is in line with him to fight COVID-19 until it is over and by God’s grace, it will be a thing of the past”.