From Maurice Okafor, Enugu.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has began the distribution of the second phase of Covid-19 palliatives to the vulnerable across the 17 local government areas of Enugu state.
He is distributing the palliatives through his pet project, christened ‘Kwusike Foundation’.
Mr Onyeama, who hails from Eke town in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State had initially donated some Covid-19 palliatives to the state. It was shared at Okpara square on Sunday, May 3.
The initial palliatives included medical equipment which were given to the state Ministry of Health and food items for the needy and All Progressive Congress (APC) party members in the state.
In the second phase, ‘Kwusike Foundation’ distributed the palliatives directly to the vulnerable and the elderly.
The leader of the team who is also an aide to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Flavour Ezeh, said that the team was mandated to distribute the palliatives to the vulnerable across the 17 local government areas in the state, irrespective of party of affiliation or religious belief.
“We are on a mission to search and give out the palliatives to the vulnerable and less privilege residing in all nooks and crannies of the state.
“These are group of people who do not have the strength to go to the township, either due to old age or physical/ mental challenges.
“The vision of our leader, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, is that the Foundation must create an avenue to give such people a sense of belonging. We are doing a lot to meet up with this challenge,” he said.
The AUTHORRITY checks revealed that Kwusike Foundation, led by Mr Flavour Eze, yesterday visited Oji River School of the Blind and Deaf and donated items including bags of rice, hand sanitizers, face masks, etc.
The Foundation also extended similar gesture to patients of Oji River Leprosy Settlement and inmates of Oji River Medium Prison before moving to Achi town.