The employees of Oando under the name tagged #HumansOfOando have identified that despite the financial contributions and efforts made by the public and private sector as well as Non-Governmental Agencies in feeding the less privileged as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
To this effect, the employees of Oando noted that COVID-19 brought home the realisation that every single individual who has the means, must play an active role in alleviating poverty in Nigeria. Through, The Aggregator Platform (TAP) the #HumansOfOando stated that they aim to rally well-meaning individuals both locally and internationally as well as more corporates to make this a nationwide cause.
According to a statement from Oando, “Since going live at the end of March the #HumansOfOando alongside other donors, through the TAP website taptoreachall.org have raised over N25 million and signed up nine NGOs including Lagos Food Bank, Project Ark, Child Protection Network, Grocedy, Lekki Food Bank and Abraham’s Tent to name a few, with an intent to sign one more NGO by May 22.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, a member of one of the impacted communities, Edatomola Arowojolu, expressed his appreciation on behalf of the community to the employees of Oando, the TAP platform, those who had donated and CPN for the disbursement of food, for their kind gesture to the residents and lauded the impact of the exercise, which according to him, was a huge success.