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April 20, 2020

Covid-19 palliatives, priority for poorest of poor – Rep Amadi

Covid-19 palliatives, priority for poorest of poor – Rep Amadi

By Dennis Agbo

HOUSE of Representatives member for Udi/Ezeagu federal constituency, Rep Dennis Amadi has said that the ongoing distribution of Coronavirus palliatives should be targeted at the very less privileged Nigerians.

Amadi said that even though all segments of the society were affected by the lockdown measure, the very indigent citizens were worst hit in the emergency situation.

The lawmaker made the remark in Enugu, Monday, when he presented  large quantities food stuffs to members of his constituency and some religious groups to cushion the effects of economic crunch that arose from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Represented by his Wife, Mrs Ifeyinwa Amadi, the lawmaker said he was happy to see smiles on faces of the recipients who he said have been adversely affected by the lockdown.

“We thank Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state for handing Enugu state into the hands of God and for all the measures the state has taken in curbing spread of Coronavirus and in amelioration of impact brought about by the control measures.

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“These items are mere token and I beg the recipients  to accept them with good heart,” Amadi pleaded.

Speaking in similar manner, the Senator representing Enugu West Senatorial constituency, Senator Ike Ekweremadu pleaded that the poor should be given first line priority in distribution of the palliatives.

Ekweremadu who was also represented by his aide, Emeka Ezenwugo, stated that the Udi/Ezeagu federal constituency was blessed with a good representative in the House of Representatives.

“God said that the portion you give is the portion you receive; I therefore urge those who are better than some others to exercise restraint and allow the less privileged take priority in receiving these food items,” Ekweremadu urged.

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