Thousands of youths in Ogun have applauded the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun over effective measures being taken by the his administration to fight the dreaded coronavirus disease.
The youths specifically commended the state government for the provision and equitable distribution of palliatives and other welfare packages across the state in a bid to cushion the effects occasioned by the total lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Meanwhile, the government of Ogun State has concluded the distribution of the second batch of palliatives to over one hundred thousand youths in the state as part of efforts to cushion the effects of the stay-at-home directive.
The palliatives will reduce the pressure that the lockdown comes with and also slow the advance of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Youths led by the State Chairman of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Abduljabar Ayelagbe, described the efforts of the Governor as commendable.
In his words, 'Governor Abiodun has shown that he's a leader for the people, such kind of gesture in the distribution of palliatives of this magnitude is rare and commendable'.
'We thank the Governor for this laudable step and we assure him of Youth Council's support at all time'.
In the same vein, the President of Remo Youth Association, Odumosu Gbenga, expressed his appreciation to the Governor. He further commended the efforts of the government over the distribution of palliatives to the youths in all the 20 local governments of the state, adding that the welfare of youths in the state is of top priority to the Governor.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Sports, Olamide Lawal, who represented the Governor during the distribution of the second batch of of palliatives assured the youth in the state of the Governor's commitment towards providing relief materials during the lockdown.
While addressing the youth, Lawal said that Governor Abiodun is concerned about the welfare of the youth, which gave birth to the distribution of palliatives.
He assured youths in the state of the Governor's commitment to support them through different empowerment programs.
"Governor Abiodun is a man of the people, and this has been expressed in many ways of which the distribution of palliatives to youths in the state is just one of them".
“This is the second batch of the palliatives the Governor is giving to the youths after the ones provided for them about four weeks ago.”
Lawal thanked youths in the state for their cooperation during the distribution of the palliatives while advising them to obey medical guidelines during the lockdown.
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