An NGO, Osogbo Affairs Forum (OSAF), has distributed food items to over 3,000 vulnerable people across seven major communities in Osogbo, to ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Rasheed Bolarinwa, Chairman, OSAF COVID-19 relief committee made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos. Newsmen reports that OSAF is an NGO comprising Osogbo-born professionals in Nigeria and in the diaspora.
Bolarinwa in the statement, listed the benefitting communities as Ita-Olokan, Owo Ope, Ayegun-Gbonmi, Oke Baale, Isale Agbe, Isale Osun and Oke Popo. He said that the group adopted a community-based and direct distribution system using the existing zoning of the town into seven different communities for distribution of the food items.
The statement also quoted Dr Mujidat Salawu, member of OSAF COVID-19 relief committee, as saying that the distribution approach was to enable the package get to the targeted members of the communities.
Salawu said that the heads of the zones were in the best position to identify the vulnerable among them. It further said that leaders of some of the benefitting communities in Osogbo, commended the organisation for the palliative.
Chief Aliu Sonibare, head of Ayegun-Gbonmi community, said the gesture would go a long way to ease the economic burden of the people in this trying time.