The Embassy of Lebanon, in cooperation with the Lebanese community in Abuja, on Wednesday, donated several food items to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Task Force on COVID-19.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the items donated included 6000 5kg bags of Rice, 600 50kg bags of flour and 500 cartons of spaghetti.
Others are 800 cartons of tomato paste, 250 cartons of soya oil, 150 cartons of palm oil, 3900 cartons of noodles, 455 cartons of soap and 2000 cartons of bottled water.
Speaking while presenting the items, the Ambassador of Lebanon, Houssam Diab, disclosed that the gesture was meant to alleviate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the livelihood of the most vulnerable amongst residents of the FCT.
According to him, the donation is meant to consolidate the palliative measures taken by the FCT to support the residents during the lockdown.
“We are here today to offer our support our fellow brothers and sisters in the FCT in order to ease the impact of the pandemic on their lives and also, to further consolidate the palliative measures taken by the Honorable minister and his task force in this respect,” the envoy stated.
Mr Diab, therefore, commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the FCT Minister, Muhammadu Bello for their efforts in confronting the pandemic head-on.
Receiving the items, the FCT minister appreciated the gesture shown by the Lebanese community to support the FCT and its residents.
“On behalf of the people of the FCT, we thank you for this show of support in this fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“This is a battle that we are determined to win and it requires all hands to be on deck,” Mr Bello stated.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the minister was in the company of the Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani.