The Nigerian Air Force Officers Wives Association (NAFOWA), Logistics Command, Ikeja on Monday reached out to the aged, women and the less privileged in Mushin/Idi-Araba community of Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the association distributed 10kg bag each of rice, 5kg bag each of beans, 5kg bag each of semolina, a carton each of noodles, vegetable oil, tomato puree, salt and maggi as palliatives to 200 families from the community.
The association said that it was giving out the palliatives to mark 56 years of establishing the Nigerian Air Force.
NAN reports that NAF was established on April 18,1964.
Mrs Abies Oghomwen, who represented Mrs Nanfe Alao, the Chairperson, NAFOWA, Logistics Command, Ikeja said that the association picked Mushin/Idi-Araba community because of the large number of vulnerable people living there.
She said, “As part of the landmark celebration; which, unfortunately, coincided with the present efforts at combating Coronavirus, aka COVID -19 pandemic, our National President, Hajia Hafsat Sadique Abubakar, decided to reach out to some host communities to alleviate the sufferings they may be facing during this lockdown.”
Oghomwen said the distribution of the gifts at the Idi-Araba High School was in line with the association’s motto of: Service to Humanity.
She also urged the community to abide by the Federal Government’s order of social distancing and washing of hands with soap and running water as well as rubbing their hands with alcohol-based sanitisers during the period.
“We have faith that this pandemic will soon end, and as such let’s believe that in the good days ahead that we will hug and shake hands with friends again.
“Until then, we appeal to you all to adhere to the Federal Government’s order of social distancing, constant washing of hands and to stay at home to avoid contracting the virus.
“And if we must go out, we must wear face masks and gloves,” she said.
Also, Mrs Adenike Keenan, the Secretary, NAFOWA, Logistics Command, said that the leadership under Hajia Hafsat Sadique Abubakar believed in giving out something that could sustain a family for up to two or three weeks.
“The association is happy to make these categories of people smile and nothing beats such joy, ” she said.
Alhaji Idris Haruna, the Seriki Hausawa of Idi-Araba/Mushin Local Government Area, thanked NAFOWA for reaching out to his community, especially, during this pandemic period.
“We thank NAFOWA very much for this gesture. What you brought to our community will go a long way in reducing hunger during this period,” he said.