COVID-19: Lebanese Community in Abuja Donates Food Items Worth Millions of Naira to FCT Administration
By Festus Fifen.
As part of Efforts to Cushion the effect of the Stay at home order in the Federal Capital Territory, The Lebanese community in Nigeria has donated 6000 bags of rice (5kg), 600 bags of flour (50kg), 3900 cartons of indomie noodles and 3000 pieces of soya oil to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
According to them this is to cushion the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown on the poor and the vulnerable in the nation’s capital.
Also donated includes 2000 cartons of table water, 1,875 pieces of palm oil, 800 cartons of Tomato pastes, 500 cartons of Spaghetti and 400 cartons of soap.
Making the donations in Abuja, the Lebanon Ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab said it was their token appreciation to the containment of the dreaded Covid-19 in FCT.
He, however called on the FCT Administration to distribute the items to the poor and vulnerable families that are suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to him, “We bring these trucks of food and consumable goods as our token of appreciation to what the Honourable Minister is doing on behalf of the President to keep the residents and citizens of the FCT save”
Earlier, the Minister of FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello described it as the highest donation, saying the Lebanese community has proven true to be part and parcel of the FCT and thanked them for the kind gesture.