Betsy Obaseki, Spouse of Edo State Governor
The spouse of the Edo State Governor, Betsy Obaseki, has warned that diverting aid supplies meant for the weak within the society will additional compound the present difficulties being skilled over the coronavirus pandemic.
In accordance with her, starvation could possibly be a good larger risk to life than the virus.
Mrs Obaseki mentioned this whereas handing over some aid supplies from the state authorities to representatives of varied teams in Benin Metropolis, the state capital.
She urged them to withstand any temptation to be grasping and hoard the gadgets for private use and even give them out to those that can afford it.
“These relief materials are meant only for the vulnerable in the society, it is not meant for those who can afford full lockdown in their homes. If we are careful coronavirus will not kill too many people in this country, but if we are not careful it is hunger that will kill people. That is why the government is taking these steps to do what they have to do,” she mentioned.
The gadgets distributed embody luggage of rice, luggage of beans, garri, noodles, oil, puree, millet, seasoning, soaps and detergent.
In accordance with the State Commissioner for Social Growth and Gender, Maria Edekor, the beneficiaries of the aid packages are the aged, returnees, individuals dwelling with disabilities, jail inmates, youngsters in correctional centres, rehabilitation centres and orphanage properties.
In the meantime, the governor’s spouse urged residents who’re well-to-do, to emulate the gesture of the federal government and likewise lend a serving to hand to the weak round them.