By: Emmanuel Ulayi.
In a bid to support the State government in the fight against coronavirus, Stipper Nigeria Ltd has donated 100 bags of 25kg to the government of Cross River state.
Speaking during the donations, the Project manager of Skipper Nigeria Ltd, Engineer Tyson disclosed that the 100 bags of 25kg rice was to support the state government in her bid to reach out to the needy, especially those who can’t afford food stuffs during this pandemic due to the shutdown of businesses and offices.
Niksnacks also donated 36,000 packets of cheesy tasty snacks to Cross River state government.
Team Niksnacks who explained that the donation was “basically for the children, to give them a sense of happiness”, further adding that “snacks makes children happy, and due to the lock down, many homes don’t have access to these snacks and it will go a long way to put back smiles on the children’s faces”.
Receiving the donations, the Commissioner for Finance, Chief Asuquo Ekpenyong, thanked the respective organisations for their generosities, hailing them as heroes, who have gone the extra mile to put happiness in the hearts of the people of Cross River. He praised them for their efforts in supporting the fight against the coronavirus and encourage the organizations to keep doing their best and together coronavirus will be defeated.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Beta Edu, who was present during the donations, praised Niksnacks for considering the children with such a donation during this lockdown, she further stated that Cross River state Government was doing everything to ensure that children are occupied through E-learning,.
Dr Beta noted that through the donations, their names will go down in history of honor, when countong people or organisations that stood by the state Government during this trying times,.
She used the medium to appeal to Cross Riverians to stay safe and take the health tips very seriously to avoid contacting the coronavirus.