COVID-19: FUNAAB Extends Distribution of Food Items To Egba Indigenes, NUJ

In continuation of   the distribution of Made in FUNAAB Food items and protection kits  to some  staff  and public servants on essential services during the on-going COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun State, Prof. Felix Kolawole Salako-led Management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has extended the distribution of the FUNAAB Food items to vulnerable indigenes of Egbaland through the Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba (Dr.) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo. The donation was made  in his palace, where multitudes of vulnerable people affected by the lockdown  assemble daily to get palliatives from well-meaning sons and Daughters of Egbaland through the Alake.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako (2nd Right), presenting some of the made in FUNAAB Palliatives to vulnerable beneficiaries at the Ake Palace.

Receiving the Vice- Chancellor and his team, Oba Gbadebo appreciated FUNAAB for reaching out  to the people with the food items. He equally appreciated FUNAAB’s effort under the leadership of Prof. Salako in sustaining the town and  gown relationship.

According to the Alake, “The recent COVID-19 affects us all”. He charged everyone to take precautionary instructions issued by health workers serious, praying  that the Novel Coronavirus  leaves Nigeria soon.

In appreciation, Oba Gbadebo prayed that FUNAAB will soar higher for supporting Egbaland, especially at this critical moment of the pandemic.

Earlier on  the Vice-Chancellor  led his team to visit members of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), Ogun State Chapter, at their Iwe-Iroyin rendezvous, where he equally presented some of the palliatives to the journalists.

Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako (2nd Left), leading the University team to present relief items to the University Health Services team, led by the Director, Dr. Abiodun Amusan (On red face mask).

Welcoming the Vice-Chancellor and members of his team, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee, NUJ, Ogun State, Mrs. Omolola Adeyinka thanked Prof. Salako and the FUNAAB team for  presenting  relief items to  journalists.

She described  journalists as one of most vulnerable people in the society, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before proceeding to town, the Vice-Chancellor  visited the University Health Services with some FUNAAB food items, which, he handed over to the Director, Dr. Abiodun Amusan.

Speaking at each spot, Prof. Salako described the items as FUNAAB’s widow’s mite presented to staff of Health Centre because they are dear to his heart and in  appreiation for their work at  this critical period of COVID-19

He said that FUNAAB did not come to present the items because the university needed to show off, but because it has the responsibility to do that  which is necessary in reaching out to the vulnerable at this trying moment.

Items distributed included bags of FUNAAB Garri, Fufu, cartons of FUNAAB palm wine, palm oil, crates of Eggs, FUNAAB customised nose guards and hand gloves, among other items  donated  by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Salako on behalf of his family.