Vesa Fisheries Nigeria Limited located in the heart of Benin City has put a smile on the faces of over 3500 vulnerable persons with the distribution of food items and relief materials.
Chief Executive Officer of Vesa Fisheries, Mrs. Vero Igbe said the motive behind the gesture was to complement the efforts of the Edo State government to cushion the effect of the partial lockdown in the state occasioned by coronavirus.
Among the items distributed include 10kg bags of rice as well as packs of fishes.
Igbe said the gesture became necessary as many of the beneficiaries could no longer carry out their businesses due to the lockdown in the State.
She however urged the beneficiaries to continue to adhere to the guidelines and regulations recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to prevent contracting the virus.
“I decided to help the community. What we have here is about 3500 bags of rice and we are giving out fishes to 3500 people.
“My advice to them is to ensure that they keep social distance from others and also use their nose masks. The nose mask is not a decoration; it is to protect them and their families,” she said.
Manager of the company, George Okungbowa said the gesture was part of efforts to assist those who have been affected by the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Aside the food items, some of the beneficiaries were also gifted cash to cater for their immediate needs. A physically challenged was sighted carrying a palliative among the vulnerable.
Some of the beneficiaries could not hide their joy as they prayed for the company to continue to excel in all their endeavors.