By: Onwurah Chinonso Anthony (Equity Lawyer)
Today in Awka, it was litany of gratitude and encomium as Dr. Godwin Maduka foundation visited the state capital to continue with the Keke- palli initiative gifting liters of petrol to tricycle operators(Keke riders).
The program designed to reach out to the most vulnerable group in the society aims to cushion the hardship caused by corona virus.
Recall that for the past 4 months, world economy, including Nigeria has remained in shock and this has made life hard and tough for the vulnerable groups including tricycle operators.
Dr. Godwin Maduka who has been in the business of helping humanity, has been reaching out to our people whose means of livelihood are badly hit by this pandemic through his Foundation.
Recently, he distributed bags of rice to all the 182 communities in Anambra state, also reached out to widows by assisting them with funds to keep up.
Keke palli is a post lockdown program designed to directly touch the most vulnerable group in our society directly through their businesses. Apart from Keke operators, other businesses within that category will subsequently be captured, SMEs inclusive.
In response to the good gestures, the keke operators expressed profound happiness as they continued to thank Dr. Maduka and prayed God to bless him richly.
Stay Safe Umunnem!!!
Always maintain all the Covid-19 rules; regularly wash your hands with water and soap, wear your face masks, maintain social distancing etc.
COVID-19 is real.