The Senator representing Edo North Senatorial District at the Senate, Mr. Francis Alimikhena, has distributed foodstuff to households in his constituency in a bid to cushion the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on the people.
The lawmaker also distributed agricultural and farming equipment such as farm chemicals, farm water pumping machines, hand sprayer which according to him, would be of great assistance to farmers.
Alimikhena said the gesture was in fulfillment of part of his campaign promises to see to the needs of members of his senatorial district at all times.
The Senator said, “The food items worth millions of naira are to be evenly distributed among the vulnerable people in the 64 wards, in every village, community and towns across the six local government areas, irrespective of political party or religion.
“The relief packages is aimed at complimenting the efforts of the state Governor Godwin Obaseki in assisting citizens of the state to overcome the hardship and hunger the stay-at-home might cause.”
The lawmaker urged the people of Edo state and Edo north in particular to stay safe even as he appealed to them to abide by the directives as issued by the government, and the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) by observing physical social distancing.