“CACOVID has, since the onset of Coronavirus pandemic, been committed to providing relief packages to the most vulnerable.
“The coalition’s primary focus was to aid the Federal Government in the fight against COVID-19.
“Having done this successfully, we are turning our attention to offering reprieve to households who have been adversely affected by the scourge of the virus.
“Through this food relief programme, we will be reducing the risk of a second viral wave by encouraging people to remain indoors rather than exposing themselves when seeking to provide food for themselves and their families.
“The State Governors and FCT Minister, through the State Implementation Committee, will appoint a coordinator to diligently record and send an accurate and complete copy of the inventory tracker and goods delivery notes to the CACOVID Operations Centre daily.
“This will be done through the State CACOVID representative to ensure timely and efficient delivery and proper transparency and accountability,” she said.
Also, Ms Osayi Alile, CEO, AspireCoronation Trust (ACT) Foundation and CACOVID Operations Implementation Committee member, explained that the Coalition was not politically biased.
“But was discharging its mandates to all Nigerians as laid out in the CACOVID objectives and goals.
“The state government, through the State Implementation Committee, will organise for representatives of all the state Local Government Areas to collect the allocations for each LGA.
“It will also oversee the redistribution to each ward and to each eligible beneficiary at the grassroots, subsequently based on an agreed distribution schedule,” she explained.
In his remarks, the Group Chief Corporate Communication Officer, Mr Anthony Chiejina, said while the food distributions were ongoing across the nation, the Coalition would simultaneously intensify its grassroots awareness campaign on the virus.
“While the people are being fed, we are also telling them that the virus is real, and what should be done by way of hygiene to stay safe,” Chiejina said.