As part of our strategic initiative and critical response plan to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, the Nigerian Library Association (NLA), Kaduna state chapter distributed foodstuffs to its members and other individuals in an effort to reduce the devastating effect of the stay at home directive ordered by the government.
The chairman of NLA Kaduna state Dr Lawal Umar speaking with journalists in Kaduna after the distribution, said the gesture is necessary considering the present situation.
“What informed our decision to come up with this idea is to extend our social responsibility as an association and to assist government knowing the fact that government cannot do it alone and people are in a terrible situation due to lockdown caused by COVID-19”
“So the foodstuffs we have distributed to our members and other individuals in the society will go along way in reducing their hardship in this lockdown period.” Dr Umar said
Dr Umar also urged other well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organization to emulate the gesture by helping people reduce suffering as a result of the effect of the lockdown
Some of the beneficiaries interviewed thanked NLA for the kind gesture.
Source: NLA, Kaduna State Chapter