In a bid to alleviate the subsistent hardship imposed on the masses, following the outburst of coronavirus and the subsequent locked down, the Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation (PGIF) has embarked on the second phase of her COVID-19 Palliative Distribution Exercise.
A press statement issued to Media outfits in the state, today, urged all beneficiaries to adhere strictly to the various stipulated COVID-19 precautionary measures.
The release read in detail:
“Sequel to the successful implementation of the first phase of the Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation (PGIF) COVID-19 Palliative Distribution Exercise, which involved the provision of Test Kits, Thermometres, Ambulances, Decontamination Services and many Natural Curative Drugs to the state government and the distribution of over 1000 bags of 50kg rice, 4000 cartons of noodles and other food items to the 17 Local Government Areas, Groups and Associations, notice is hereby given of the commencement of the second phase of the grassroots philanthropic initiative.
With the objective of consolidating the gains of the previous exercise, the second phase will involve the distribution of 2000 bags of rice, 4000 cartons of noodles, 300 bags of beans,tubers of yam plus many bags of garri and salt to Abians.
Sequel to the above therefore, the leadership of the following groups are hereby requested to come to the Sports Complex of Gregory University Uturu for official flag-off ceremony of the second phase of the Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation COVID-19 Palliatives Distribution Exercise for the less privileged citizens of Abia State as follows;
Date: MONDAY 13TH JULY 2020
Venue: Gregory University Uturu.
The invited groups for the flag-off ceremony are;
1. Nigeria Union of Journalists,Abia Chapel
2. Nigeria Institute of Public Relations,Abia State
3. Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria,Abia State.
4. Leadership of Abia Crusaders from Isuikwuato LGA.
5. Leadership of Abia Crusaders from Umunneochi LGA
Subsequently, mobile teams from Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation will commence direct physical distribution of palliatives in the remaining 15 LGAs simultaneously as follows;
TUESDAY 14 JULY 2020
1. 10am-Ukwa East and Ukwa West LGAs
2. 3pm- Ugwunagbo & Aba North LGAs
WEDNESDAY 15 JULY 2020
1. 10am-Aba South & Osisioma LGAs
3. 2pm-Obingwa & Isiala Ngwa North LGAs
THURSDAY 16 JULY 2020
1. 10am- Isiala Ngwa South & Umuahia South LGAs
3. 2pm- Umuahia North & Ikwuano LGAs
FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020
1. 10am- Arochukwu & Bende LGAs
2. 1pm- Ohafia LGA
Note that there will be strict adherence to all existing COVID-19 protocols including but not limited to wearing of face masks, use of hand sanitizers and adoption of the social distance regime throughout the duration of the exercise. Please be well guided as non compliance will lead to immediate disqualification from the exercise. Leadership of the invited groups are required to present valid identification tokens duly certified by authorising persons.
Please note that this present second phase of the Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation COVID-19 Palliative distribution exercise is targeted at less privileged Abians who are most affected by the pandemic, even as plans have commenced for the third phase in order to accommodate more stakeholders.
Subsequently only invited groups will be entertained as strict compliance to the schedule outlined above will be meticulously adhered to.
Prof Gregory Ibe truly cares!
Hon. Prince Emeka Okafor
Sleek Ogbonnaya Ogwo
Prof Gregory Ibe Foundation (PGIF)