The President of Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA) and Chairman Board of Trustees of RIVLED FOUNDATION, Chief Nabil Saleh have donated food and essential items to the vulnerable population.
This is part of the efforts of the chamber towards containing the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.
Mr. Saleh led the Foundation, Members of the chamber and the Organised private Sector in Rivers State, to deliver the materials to the doorsteps of the most vulnerable.
The foundation also said it has activated its structure to deliver to all the 319 Wards in the 23 LGAs in Rivers State to ease the pain caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
In address Chief Saleh emphasized the urgent need for the Private Sector to show corporate social responsibility and compassion particularly at these uncertain times.
He expressed the need to partner with bodies like RIVLED who have the capacity and structure to reach every household in Rivers State.
The President of RIVLED Dr. Leloonu Nwibubasa on his part thanked PHCCIMA and the OPS for the donations that made the outreach possible, calling for more organizations to leverage on the Ward-level structure of RIVLED to ensure that supplies get to those who are in dire need.
The 2nd Deputy President Dr. Chinyere Nwoga, who is the volunteer State Coordinator for RIVLED-COVID-19 gave assurance that efforts will continue to ensure that the vulnerable do not stay hungry.
She advised the beneficiaries and all to comply with Government directives to stay at home, and follow the guidelines of NCDC which include strict personal hygiene, physical distancing and being our brothers’ keepers.
The beneficiaries were overwhelmed with gratitude.