A non -governmental organization, the South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO), has donated food and non-food palliative items worth million naira to 254 vulnerable households in Enugu State.
The items which were donated in partnership with the Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism (VSF), was to cushion the effect of hunger over the Corona virus (Covid-19) pandemic lock down.
Distributing the materials to beneficiaries in Enugu East council area yesterday, Executive Director of SSDO, Dr Stanley Ilechukwu, also said they were meant to meet the physiological and safety needs of the people.
Ilechukwu added that the exercise was being carried out simultaneously and successfully statewide with a working database of vulnerable households in the state.
He noted that the palliatives were being distributed with greater emphasis on Enugu East, Enugu South, Nkanu East, and Udi Local Government Areas; while focusing on widows, orphans, and People Living With Disabilities.
Responding, a beneficiary, Anosike Chidinma, who is a nursing mother of triplets in Enugu East council area, thanked the SSDO and her partners for remembering her family in a difficult time.
Another beneficiary, Mrs Veronica Ani, a blind woman who lives in Ogui-Eke community in Udi council area; another crippled, Mr Obinna Nweke, who lives in a zinc corrugated house in Oma-Eke community in Udi council area, appreciated SSDO and her partners for touching their family members with food and non-food items