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Lagos begins round two of emergency food response distribution

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Followingthe conclusion of the first half of phase one distribution of emergency food response packages to 20 local councils and 37 local council development areas, Lagos State said it would soon start the second half of the food stimulus intervention.

The state’s Commissioner for Agriculture, Gbolahan Lawal, who disclosed this while reviewing the activities of the Committee on the COVID-19 Emergency Food Response, said that the targeted audience to be reached at the next phase are people living with disabilities, the elderly who had earlier received SMS from the Lagos State Resident Registration Agency (LASRRA), and vulnerable people within certain catchment communities and in the informal sector.

In a statement, he stated that the state government had reformed the strategy and approach of the distribution to reach the targeted people in next half of the intervention, adding that the reform was necessitated by the lessons learnt during the first half of the COVID-19 emergency food response.

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Lawal said that during the first half of phase one of the exercise, over 100,000 households were reached and many jobs were created directly and indirectly.

In a related vein, the law firm of Wole Olanipekun & Co. has donated two ventilators for use at the medical facilities set up by the Lagos State government.

This was disclosed in a statement yesterday signed by the firm’s Managing Partner, Bode Olanipekun (SAN), who expressed their empathy about the pandemic and commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s efforts in tackling the pandemic.

The firm said that the hands-on, pragmatic, effective and responsive approach of the government in tackling the pandemic resonated with Section 14 (b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) (as amended) mandating the government at every level to make “the security and welfare of the people” its primary objective/purpose.”

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