By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC), the coordinating body of Youth groups and organizations in Nigeria has commenced the distribution of Hand Sanitizers and Relief Materials across the six geo-political zones of the country.
The distribution was through the office of the Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to the President on Youth and Students Affairs and Senator Andy Uba Foundation.
In line with its mandate of Community Service and Social Outreach, the coordinating Youth Body commence the distribution of Medical and Relief Materials to complement the efforts of the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to Nigerians.
It is expected to go round the country in combating the spread of the deadly Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the country.
Declaring the exercise open, the Chairman of the Governing Board of NYC,Dr. Yakubu Shendam alongside the Congress President, Comrade Blessing Akinlosotu called on Nigerians not to panic but follow all the laid down precautions and safety procedures by the Federal Ministry of Health and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at this critical time.
The NYC is partnering with the Andy Uba Foundation and Nigerian Youth Taskforce on COVID 19 for the nationwide execution and implementation of this laudable initiative.
The distribution which was launched in Anambra State is expected to go round the six geopolitical zones of the country.
The Chairman, Governing Board noted that the coordinating Youth body is battles ready to support the Federal Government to stop the spread of the deadly virus
He reiterated the commitment of the Governing Board to support the initiative of the distribution of the materials.
In his speech, the President, Blessing Akinlosotu thanked all the volunteers who are willing to support for proper distribution of the entire materials to the masses of Nigerian.
He used the occasion to appreciate the donor, Senator Andy Uba Foundation and also urged many other well-meaning Nigerians to support the initiatives of the organization with more materials for the benefit of the entire citizens in order to defeat the deadly virus.
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