Avails disabled persons monetary support
By Kenneth Jukpor
As part of efforts to support indigent families during the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Lagos State, Bomarah Foundation, has supported 200 indigent families with food palliatives.
The Foundation carried out this intervention yesterday in Apapa, even as it provided monetary support to disabled persons who were unable to come to the location for the food palliatives.
Speaking with MMS Plus newspaper after presenting the items, the Founder of Bomarah Foundation, Hajia Bola Muse asserted that the palliative measures was the for the masses, noting that the families would be adversely affected by the prolonged lockdown.
Her words: “This is an intervention to support the poor and needy around us. It was inspired by the tough situation we are in at the moment with the federal government extending the lockdown by another 14days while many Nigerians have no food to carry them through this period. The lockdown has kept many people at home for more than three weeks and most of these people earn their living on daily basis.”
Muse who is also the Financial Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) stated that Bomarah Foundation reached out to help people and support the government in the fight to curb the spread of coronavirus in the nation.
“For people living with disabilities, we also reached out to them with monetary intervention because they can’t come out at such difficult times because of the lockdown. Most people don’t remember these disabled persons but at Bomarah Foundation, we always reach out to them”, she added.
Also speaking at the event, the National Secretary of ANLCA, Mr. Babatunde Mukalia commended the Foundation for the noble intervention, noting that the group have become popular for such altruistic gestures over the years.
According to him, “It has become a normal thing for Bomarah to be involved in such commendable effort. I have witnessed several similar interventions especially during the Ramadan period. The whole world is in need of uplifting and Bomarah has shown again that it would be part of such uplifting especially for the poor and needy”
He prayed for God to continue to enrich the Founder of Bomarah, Hajia Bola Muse and all who participate in such commendable efforts.
Speaking on behalf of the recipients, the Community Leader, Ajeromi Community, Alhaji Taiwo Idris Afolabi thanked the Foundation for the food products, adding that the group has always remembered the community in times of need as well as times of celebration.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Toyin Oyeleke, a member of ANLCA and an aspirant for the ANLCA Chairmanship position at Kirikiri Lighter Terminal (KLT) expressed satisfaction to have been part of the team.
“I feel excited to identify with Bomarah Foundation in reaching out to the poor with food items. In view of the pandemic ravaging the world today, this is really a worthwhile venture. The virus is real and the poorest of the poor, elderly and disabled really need all the help they can get,” she said.
Toyin admonished members of the public to observe the health safety tips outlined by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) such as frequent washing of hands, use of hand sanitizers and nose masks, observing social distancing, staying indoors, among others.