Featured Image: Youth and Sports Devt. Commissioner, Ladi I siegbe distributing palliatives
Benue state Ministry of Youths and Sports Development in collaboration with Dr Seun Cares Foundation last Saturday donated food items as palliatives to Athletes and other youth groups in the state to Cushion the effect of Covid-19.
Commissioner of the Ministry, Mrs Ladi Isiegbe who distributed the palliatives to ten youth groups at Aper Aku Stadium Makurdi explained that Dr Seun Adigun and her partners planned to feed one hundred families in Benue state but the state Governor Samuel Ortom complemented their efforts by feeding another 100 families bringing the total number of the beneficiaries to 200.
Mrs Isiegbe appreciated Dr Seun for the kind gesture and described her as a humanitarian not only a National Hero in the area of Sports.
She also appreciated Governor Ortom for contributing his quota by feeding 100 families.
“I must appreciate the Governor, he never hesitates when it comes to issues that concern the youths of Benue state “, she said.
The Commissioner called on well spirited individuals to assist the needy in this trying time of Covid-19 which has dealt a heavy blow on Benue people “especially the Athletes who have lost their means of livelihood for over seven months now”.
Earlier, the state representative of Dr Seun Cares Foundation, Mr Joshua Ajene Isiegbe said, Seun led a sports team that represented Nigeria in the 2018 Winter Olympic finals, hence her decision to put up the initiative to give back to Nigerians. He disclosed that Dr Seuen Cares targeted to feed 1000 families in ten states of the country and Benue was lucky to be the only North Central state to have benefited from the philanthropy.
Group representatives that collected the food items include Athletes, Tailors’ Association, Artisans, Fashion and Design, Hair Dressers, Bricklayers, Vulcanizers, Barbers, Okra and pepper sellers.
Some youths who spoke on behalf of their groups including Dorothy Nyam for Athletes, John Mark Tyonongu for youths and Avingir Simon Tertese for Artisans were all thankful to Dr Seun Cares Foundation and the Benue state Government for the privilege given them.
The foodstuff donated by Dr Seun Cares and Benue Cares include Rice, noodles and pasta.