A United States of America based foundation, Global Health and Indigent Care Foundation Inc, has distributed rice to about 4,000 households in Ayetoro-Gbede and Igbaruku-Okeri communities in Kogi state.
The foundation, owned by a Nigerian born family, Dr Sam and Mrs Lola Oloyo executed the food outreach program as a response to the economic dislocation prompted by the spread of Corona virus pandemic in Nigeria.
Dr Oloyo, who has at various times intervened in education and health sectors in Ayetoro-Gbede and adjoining communities, commended the Traditional institution, the Ayetoro Gbede Global Network, and its President, Mr Ola Oyelola, as well as another United States of America based compatriot, Mr Olaolu Eniolorunda, for their various roles in ensuring the success of the programme.
In his address, Dr Sam Oloyo explained that the foundation recognises the significant hardship and humanitarian crisis that people are having to contend with during this moment of ravaging Coronavirus pandemic. He expressed hoped that the gesture would help to alleviate the pain and hardship.
Oba David Sunday Ehindero, the Olu of Ayetoro Gbede, who described the gesture as a ‘gigantic gift’ to the community, recalled the various health outreaches that Dr Oloyo and his foundation had conducted in Ayetoro Gbede and environs.
The Monarch described the gifts as another proof of Dr Oloyo’s humanity and kindness. He prayed for God’s blessings on the donors.
Head of the Local Organising Committee for the distribution of the items, Richard Akanmode explained that data of all households in the community had been collected earlier, to guide the committee in its assignment.
He commended Dr Sam Oloyo and his wife for their consistent demonstration of love for the people, and for the zeal and sacrifice with which they executed the programme.