Some widows in Iresi town, Osun State have received bags of rice and cash as part of supports to cushion their hardship, particularly due to the corona virus pandemic. The beneficiaries said during their lock down imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19, palliatives distributed by the state government did not reach them.
The Iya Sunna, (leader of Muslim women) in the community, Alhaja Balkis Agboola and Deaconess Rebecca Oguntomi who spoke on behalf of Christian women in the community expressed gratitude to the donor for the gesture.
Agboola and Oguntomi said the rice and the money would make them enjoy Christmas and New Year celebrations and prayed God to reward the donor abundantly.
Mrs. Adekemi Adejare, founder, African Diabetes Education Program (ADEP) made the donation on behalf or the NGO. She said that she grew up in Iresi and decided to help the widows there given their condition.