By Daniel Tyokua
The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has received food items worth six hundred thousand from owners of 4U Supermarket, to help feed residents at home and contain the spread of COVID-19.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the FCT Administration yesterday, FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu said though the lockdown was painful but the only way to stop the pandemic, save lives of Nigerians and the country’s economy is to support the needy.
“We appreciate the pains that come with sitting at home, It is not easy but to sit at home is in the best of our interest.
“FCT Administration know that some feed through daily income and we told them to sit at home, it is not easy but we have to do it because of our loved ones.”
The minister explained that:”Be rest assured that all the items you have given are in safe hands and justice will be done with them, they will go a long way in enabling the residents to stay at home”.
Earlier, Hajiya Hadiza Aliyu who made the donation on behalf of her organisation, said that 4U could not sit back and do nothing at a time its support was most needed.
She said: “It is my pleasure to present this goods to you on behalf of 4U Supermarket, whose owners have lived in Nigeria for over 50 years. They live here with their children and businesses here.
“So something cannot be happening in Nigeria like this and we will just fold our arms and watch. We therefore decided to bring in our widow’s mite to help the FCT reduce the burden of helping residents to maintain hygiene, get food stuff.
We have three trucks of hygiene items, water, rice, gem and noodles.”