Friends of the Earth United States Gives Palliatives to Three Edo Communities over Land Deforestation
Friends of the Earth United States (FOEUS) has donated relief materials to Edo communities battling with multiple impacts of land-grabbing, deforestation for industrial plantation expansion and other human rights violations in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic.
The communities are Odighi, Odiguetue in Ovia North-East local government area and Obaretin in Ikpoba-Okha local government area.
Speaking on behalf of the Non-governmental Organisation, Coordinator of ERA/FoE Nigeria and Coordinator of Forest and Biodiversity program Friends of the Earth Africa(FoEA) Mrs Rita Uwaka said the organisation considered the suffering of rural communities occasioned by deforestation of farmlands and the COVID-19 pandemic in giving out the relief materials.
The materials presented to the Communities were: bags of rice, bags of beans, semovita, tin tomatoes, condiments, hands sanitizers, buckets, liquid soaps and other items. Responding on behalf of Odiguetue community, Mr Saturday Ukponmwa thanked the group for the gesture.