Many hands of gesture have been stretched towards the nation to alleviate hunger during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Intercontinental Distillers Limited (IDL), a leading brand in the Wines and Spirit Industry in Nigeria are not left behind. IDL is the makers of Chelsea London Dry Gin, Veleta Non-alcoholic Fruit Wine, Action Bitters amongst others.
They have donated N40 million worth of relief materials to the Lagos and Ogun State Governments. The relief materials dispatched to the Lagos and Ogun state governments included:
900bags of 50kg Rice
600bags of 25kg Rice
500bags of 10kg Rice
2,000 cartoons of Noodles
400 cartoons of Veleta
The Managing Director/CEO of IDL, Chief (Engr.) Patrick Anegbe said in a press statement released, “We believe we have a responsibility as a Company to offer our support and contributions in these very challenging times.”
The Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele representing the Governor thanked the management of IDL saying the donations will help cushion effects of the Pandemic. She implored IDL to use her communication channels in educating her stakeholders on the use of masks, hand washing etc to reduce the spread of the Virus.
In Lagos, the Commissioner of Agriculture, Lagos State, Prince Gbolahan Lawal who received the donations on behalf of the Governor said that the government would put the donated items into judicious use.