The Asoju Olota And Yeye Asoju Olota In diaspora, Alhaji Chief Kehinde Saaka and Chief Mrs Owokemi Saaka has today given palliatives and face masks to vulnerable people in Ota as part of their efforts in cushioning the effect of hunger during the covid-19 lockdown.
Chief Saaka, while speaking with VOA News on the covid-19 pandemic which is currently bedeviling the world, he said, ‘the pandemic is such that caught the whole world unaware.
Even the power houses, viz; USA, China, Russia, France and others were hit by the pandemic. My concern is with my people back home in Nigeria whom as a result of the pandemic, could hardly put foods on their table, hence the need to offer assistance to them to so as to ameliorate the effect of hunger in Nigeria, most especially, in Ota’.
He added that the palliative, which contained rice, beans, groundnut oil and other basic needs, though small, but would help reduce hunger in Ota.
Chief Saaka emphasized that himself and the wife, Chief Mrs Owokemi Saaka pulled resources together in order to meet the people’s immediate need.
The Balogun of Ota, High Chief Isiaka Idowu Balogun, lauded Chief Saaka for remembering the people of Ota, especially at this time when it has become almost impossible for some people to access basic needs. He urged him not to relent in his good deeds as he had been a cheerful giver even before the pandemic.
One of the beneficiaries, who spoke with VOA News correspondent, expressed her excitement, having benefited from the Asoju Olota’s palliative in that she had not been privileged enough to receive from any of the previous palliatives being distributed by both the government and corporate groups.
Recall that the covid-19 case has hit over 5, 000 in Nigeria with almost 200 deaths.