By Kamal Ololade Ahmed
The Muslim Coalition against Covid-19, a national coalition of more than 40 Islamic organizations across the country has concluded 2nd phase of palliatives distribution.
The Chairman, Publicity Committee of the Coalition, Moshood Abiola Wasiu who made this known said the latest distribution exercise took place in 4 states of the federation, Gombe, Kwara Kano, Ebonyi and was concluded on the 20th July, 2020. In the target states, 150 households were reached in Gombe, 230 in Kwara, 165 in Ebonyi and 316 in Kano state.
According to him, the Coalition during its pilot scheme phase distributed palliatives to Lagos, Oyo, Osun and Rivers and FCT where more than 1700 Nigerian households benefitted.
He stated that the palliative were distributed to all Nigerians irrespective of faith, tribe and ethnic background.
In his word,
“Each pack of the palliatives contains rice, beans, garri and maize. The distribution was carried out in strict compliance with Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.”
In a statement credited to the Convener, Disu Kamor of Muslim Public Affairs Centre (MPAC), he said,
“It is important to recognize the amazing efforts of the Coalition’s frontline workers who have ensured that donors’ and partners’ gifts arrive at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries in a safe and secure manner. The exemplary efforts of our committees and local coordinators to ensure timely and flawless delivery are good examples of the traditions of sacrifice and selflessness in the service of others. We are relying on the teachings of our Islamic faith to demonstrate indiscriminate compassion to our fellow citizens, based on the model of prophet Muhammad (SAW).
” Starting from the pilot scheme, the successes of the coalition’s works and clearly showing what’s possible when we are united in intention and actions. We are joining hands with other citizens to extend the safety net of care and support to those in need, the orphans, widows, those living with disabilities and others who rely on the services such as the ones we provide to meet their essential daily needs,” he added.
He further solicited for more generous donations and solemn prayers to achieve more and reach more states in the country.