Community Excellence and Development Initiative (CEDI), a non-governmental organisation, on Monday said it remained committed to empowering 500,000 vulnerable Nigerians amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
.The Project Officer, Health and Education of CEDI, Betty Essien, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja.
According to Essien, the aim is to complement the Federal Government’s effort to support Nigerians who need help, especially on COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce the impacts.
Essien explained the donations of N107,794 by CEDI’s friends and partners in Australia, U.K. and U.S.A., to be part of the Emergency Support for COVID-19 Project. She said that the organisation also empowered them with workshop and donation of items.
The items include face masks, efficient stoves, briquettes, rice, beans, cassava floor (gari), spaghetti, packets of maggi cube, groundnut oil and tomatoes.
Essien said that the project was carried out in Agwan-Tiv community ACO Estate, Lugbe, Abuja to support 80 most vulnerable households, to ameliorate the impact of the pandemic and reduce its spread.
According to her, the 80 beneficiaries comprising men and women are mostly widowers and widows and are being supported through the life-saving project.