COVID-19: Group to raise N50b, distributes relief materials
• Stephen Akintayo Foundation Donates N2m To Vulnerable Persons
To cushion the impact of Coronavirus, the Chief Executive Officer of Gtext Homes and founder of Stephen Akintayo Foundation, Mr. Stephen Akintayo has donated N2m as relief package to orphanages and the vulnerable in the country.
Also, the Mona Audu Foundation is set to raise N50b as part of efforts to assist the vulnerable during the lockdown.
According to Akintayo, this is not the season to think of self and family alone, but a time to give. “We need to be our brothers’ keepers by ensuring that those that do not have benefit from our deeds of kindness, as this will also go along way in helping people stay off the street to forestall the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria.
Gideon Orphanage and Widow Home was the first beneficiary of Stephen Akintayo relief donation of N250, 000. Tivid Orphanage Home Int’l also received N250, 000 relief donation from Stephen Akintayo.
Maiduguri IDP Camp will also benefit through an NGO that will buy food items and distribute as well as medicine for the hospital in the IDP Camp.
Also, N1m has been be given to www.ginido.com, an e-commerce website, that will be distributing groceries worth one million naira to communities in Ajegunle and other areas.
The Mona Audu Foundation Convener, Princess Zahrah Mustapha Audu, disclosed that already her outfit has commenced the distribution of food items and preventive items in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos, Kogi, and Ogun states.
He said the distribution of relief materials started between Wednesday, April 1 in Lagos and on April 3, in FCT and Kogi State, explaining that her outfit will be working with existing local courier services and vendors to get supplies to Nigerians in need at their various locations.