By Lubem Gena
Beneficiaries of the palliatives materials donated by the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have appreciated the Chamber for coming to the aid of the needy in times of serious want.
The groups which comprises of People Living With Disability (PLWD) and several women organisations based in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) bared their minds while taking receipt of the materials at separate locations in Abuja.
At the secretariat of the chamber on km8 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway Way (Airport Road) Abuja, the Director General of the Chamber, Ms. Victoria Akai said the items were part of combined donations from the President of the Chamber, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, Unilever Nigeria, Executive Committee as well as the Gemstones Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria (GMMAN).
The DG emphasized that there was every need to come to the aid of families and persons, especially the less privileged in the society, whose source of income have been drastically affected due to the effect of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and the lockdown measures that accompanied it.
The Women groups beneficiaries operated under the platform of the Women Arise Development and Humanitarian Initiative (WADHI) who collected the consignment include: Home Excellence Family Worship Centre; New Era; Wuye Market and Abiding Ladies Fellowship.
Responding on behalf of the groups, WADHI Convener, Mrs. Mrs Esther Eghobamien-Mshelia appreciated the gesture and reiterated the commitment of the association towards upliftment of the women folk.
The association has a cluster of women and facilitated the distribution of the items through the women leaders in all the area councils to reach many homes.
At the disabled persons camp in Karomajiji, a suburban community in the territory, the representative of the Chamber, Mrs. Tinuke Temitope said due to the impact of the pandemic, some families have found it difficult to survive while some might take a long while to recover from the effect.
She said there was therefore an urgent need to lend a hand of support to the needy.
Those who spoke during the event including, Mohammed Dantani, Rahina Haruna, Chika Chime and Amina Haruna were full of appreciation for the generosity extended to them by the Chamber.