It has been over 2 months since the novel coronavirus popularly known as COVID-19 made its way into Nigeria. The gradual but sure spread of the virus necessitated the need for a lock-down in some states, Lagos inclusive. This has led to the closing down of most businesses leaving most daily income earners without the necessary means to provide for themselves and their families.
The company launched an initiative to provide support amidst the harsh economic crisis possed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the indigenes of its host communities; Egbin, Ijede and Ipakan. Part of the initiative was a month-long food drive geared towards feeding residents of the communities while also providing them with raw food items(bags of rice and cooking oil) as well as basic toiletries for personal use.
On hand to make the presentation to the royal fathers and community heads were the Acting Chief Operating Officer, Mr Olurotimi Famoroti and Media & Community Relations Manager, Mr Kinglsey Okotie of Egbin Power Plc.
More than 20000 cooked meals have been distributed since the start of the lockdown and food stuffs and toiletries for more than 3000 families have also been distributed across all the three host communities. The indigenes and their community heads showed their appreciation and commended the magnanimity of the company.