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COVID-19: Lions Club Donates Food Items To Aid Stay At Home Directives


Following the directives of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Sir Ben Ayade, in a Press Release instituting the enforcement of a total lockdown of entry and exit points into the State otherwise known as border Communities to prevent the spread of Corona virus (COVID-19), Lions Club within the Metropolis has provided succour to Leos within the State.
The Lions Clubs of Region 4 and 5, District 404A2 Nigeria, of the International Association of Lions Clubs has donated food items to the Leos (Youth Affiliate of Lions Clubs) in order to ensure they have food items to cushion the effects of the the COVID-19 pandemic, while they observe the lockdown in the State.

Receiving the food items on behalf of the Leos, the Leo District President, District 404A2 Nigeria, Leo Asuquo Bassey LAH, 100%P stated that “in times like this when everywhere is in a lockdown, it is a good vision to provide for the Leos to atleast have what to eat, adding that, “times are hard, not everyone will have the money to afford what to eat”. He also thanked the Lions for all of their financial contributions in order to provide for their Leos. “When there is a need, they is a Lion,” he said.

Earlier, the Past District Governor, District 404A2 Nigeria, Lion Obo M. Edet urged the Leos not to jeopardize their health but to protect themselves and stay safe with full compliance to the directives given by the State Government and others capable of preventing the Coronavirus. She also charged them to constantly wash their hands with soap and water to prevent the spread of COVID-19, pointing out that strict adherence to these directives is key to staying safe.

Speaking in the same view, the Leo Programme Chairperson, Lion Michael Udosen NLCF and Lion Anthony Doherty NLCF said the Lions of Region 4 and 5 are committed to ensuring compliance with the directives of the State Governor, Sir Ben Ayade, on the “no mask, no movement” by residents of Calabar Metropolis, as a way of preventing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mentioning that, recently the Lions Clubs collaborated with the Cross River State Ministry of Environment and the Calabar Urban Development Authority (CUDA) in the distribution of nose masks and sanitizers as well as sensitizing the public on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by constantly washing their hands with soap and water. They noted that, as we serve others, we also serve ourselves, that is why the Lions have also made contributions for the welfare of their Leos as they observe the lockdown in the State.