The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has given out palliatives packages to the executive members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Edo State, to cushion the effects of the sit-at-home order.
some of the Items distributed includes: 50 bags of rice, 50 bags of beans, 50 cartons of Indomie noodles, hand sanitisers and lots more
The spoke person for the Monarch, Chief Eduwu Akhator, the Obasogie of Benin, who led other palace chiefs and functionaries to delivered the items to the premises of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), said the monarch decided to kick start palliative packages to the seven local councils of Edo South with the journalists as a source of encouragement to race up with the challenges of the present moment.
“The Oba has provided for what they go through those who are really vulnerable, the handicap and the needy at a point to take off. The men and women of the Fourth Estate of the Realm cannot be undermined”
“The Oba of Benin on this special occasion of his continuous support pledged and promised a social exponent, custodian of culture and tradition that what the entire world is going through is really unfortunate and at the same time, the Monarch cannot mourn.
He said the Oba saw the COVID-19 era ahead when he called for prayers earlier in the year.
“Omo ‘N’ Oba saw it as a vision, he saw it that it was coming and he requested for fasting and prayers.
The Oba want people to remember that charity begins at home. If your home is orderly and the environment is clean, your home will be sanitized”
The Chairman, of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Edo State, Sir Roland Osakwue, who thanked and appreciated the monarch for the gesture, and promised to ensure even and fair distribution of the food items to members of the Union.