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COVID-19: Mujota Hits Abeokuta Streets, Begins Distribution Of Foodstuff

Hon. Modupe Mujota
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - The Honourable member representing Abeokuta North State Constituency at the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Modupe Mujota on Thursday stormed the streets of Abeokuta distributing relief food items to the people in the wake of the impending lockdown scheduled to start in Ogun State on Friday 3rd April, 2020. 

Mujota who was represented by some of her aides, led by Hon. Alatise Kazeem, went round some strategic areas under Abeokuta North constituency including, Olorunda, Ibara Orile, Ijale papa, Lafenwa, Olomore, Totoro, Ita-Eko, Ilugun, Sodeke, Agooko, Elega, Mokola and Iberekodo, among others, to hand over the foodstuff relief to the people. 

While speaking through her aide, Hon. Mujota said the relief foodstuff is part of her of modest contribution towards her people in supporting the State government in order to cushion the effect of the sit-at-home order by the Federal Government. 

He urged the people to comply with Federal and State Government directives on the lockdown order and obey all precautionary measures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). 
Some beneficiaries 
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke with journalists expressed appreciation to Hon. Modupe Mujota for the kindness and humanitarian gesture shown to the people.

According to a member of Abeokuta North Zonal Community Development Council, (CDC) Mr. Adeniyi Olusegun, the relief foodstuff would go a long way in salvaging the situation, as many residents of the community are artisans who live through daily means. 

"We want to thank our Honourable for remembering the poor people in this difficult time. Don't let me deceive you, many of us don't have hope of where to get money to buy the skyrocketing foodstuff at the market. 

"Majority of us are artisans who eke out a living from our daily activities. we don't have steady or monthly income, we can only get money to buy food if we are allowed to go to work. 

"We have Okada riders, taxi drivers, vulcanizers, carpenters, site engineers, beer parlour operators and hoteliers among us; if we don't work daily, how can we get money to buy food?".

Another beneficiary, Mrs. Kusimo Folasade, at Totoro area of Abeokuta, commended the lawmaker for the consistent sensitization about COVID -19 pandemic and the distribution of foodstuff to the people at the grassroots. 

"This is commendable, at least, if I add this bag of garri and beans to the bag of rice and other materials donated by other donors and the State Government, it will still sustain me and my family for about 10days."

It is expected that similar emotions are evoked across the Constituency on the back of Hon. Mujota's humanitarian gift.

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