By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
A frontline local government chairmanship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State, Hon. Yaba Maisaka, on Friday joined thousands of donors nationwide to embark on distribution of free hand sanitizers and food items to residents of his Lokoja LGA.
The aspirant through his empowerment foundation, ‘Maisaka Foundation’ said the action was to complement governments effort towards curtailing the spread of the dreaded COVID-19 especially at the grassroots.
Maisaka who led other management staff of the foundation to different communities that made up Lokoja local government area, distributed thousands of quality hand sanitizers freely to residents.
Aside from the free hand sanitizers, the foundation equally shared food items freely to the elderly, the young and other residents.
Maisaka, while speaking during the event educated the residents on ways to avoid contracting the virus.
He encouraged them to imbibe personal hygiene as an important way of preventing the pandemic.
He called on residents to wash hands regularly, embrace social distancing, discouraged hand shaking, hugging and promptly report symptoms of any sickness at the nearest health facility.
He equally enjoined the residents not to panic as government is doing its best to safeguard the citizens.
The Foundation also sensitized the residents on the dangers of the pandemic and the need to pay attention to warnings from government and health officials on the coronavirus disease.