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COVID- 19: Ex- minister distributes hand sanitisers to 3,000 Kwarans

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By Steve Oni, Ilorin

Former Minister of Sports and Youths Development Bolaji Abdullahi has distributed hand sanitisers to some residents of Ilorin, Kwara state, as part of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.

No fewer than 3,000 persons benefitted from the former minister’s gesture which was carried out under the aegis of his political group- Omoluabi Movement.

Organised labour, including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) also benefitted from the donation.

Represented by the spokesman for the Omoluabi Movement, Alhaji Mas’ud Adebimpe, the former minister said the donation of hand sanitisers was his widow’s mite towards curbing the spread of the virus in the state.

He said his Movement has also embarked on enlightenment programmes on the need for the residents of Ilorin to adhere to safety measures against COVID- 19 as rolled out by the state government.

Abdullahi called on wealthy individuals to come to the aid of the downtrodden in the society through donations of preventive kits and other necessities.

A retired permanent secretary, Alhaji Tunde Sidiq later presented the hand sanitisers to the beneficiaries which also included Adewole Development Association, Advancement Front of Alanamu Central,Township Taxi Union and individuals.

A former chairman of NLC in the state, Alh Umar Akanbi, thanked Abdullahi for his kind gesture and urged other political leaders in the state to emulate his exemplary conduct.

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