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Foundation gives palliatives to Makoko community

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Residents of Makoko community in Yaba, Lagos State received relief packages from the Vincent and Vincent Foundation, a subsidiary of the Vincent Pharmaceutical Limited amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, recently.

Over 400 Makoko residents in Yaba, got relief packages to alleviate the sufferings from the lockdown ordered by the government.

The package included rice, garri, vegetable oil, spaghetti, indomie noodles, onion, Maggi, among others, and was delivered to the community by Vincent and Vincent Foundation, a subsidiary of Vincent Pharmaceutical Limited.

Speaking on behalf of the sponsor, the Foundation IT Manager, Mr. Afolabi Timothy, said the vision was to support the government in its drive to alleviate the poverty experienced due to the stay at home order.

He said: “The Vincent & Vincent Foundation looked at the COVID-19 issue and hardship it has brought to the masses, especially in the Makoko area. The Foundation, therefore, felt the need to complement government’s effort by providing palliatives for the people.

“We looked for a community in Lagos the people could barely provide food for themselves. After our findings, we decided that Makoko community would be our starting point. Our plan was to reach out to as many people as possible, but more importantly, the age, who could barely fend for themselves.

“We concluded that what people needed was food because many complained they couldn’t feed themselves since they could not go out to source for their daily bread.”

“We have other things that the foundation has been doing to assist individuals such as payment of school fees and paying visits to orphanage homes. We also built camps for the Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) and also provide accommodation for people who do not have shelter and so on.

“The foundation’s activity in the COVID-19 pandemic crisis across the world is not limited to Nigeria, we had one recently in Kenya. The plan for Guinea would be coming up shortly.”


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