COVID-19: Wexford College succours the needy
By Bamidele Kolawole
Determined to complement the efforts of the Ondo State Government in cushioning the effects of stay-at-home directive caused by COVID-19 pandemic, Proprietor of Wexford College, Oba-Ile, in Akure North Local Government, Mr William Adeolu at the weekend, puts smiles on the faces of over 100 vulnerable.
The beneficiaries which include the aged, widows , jobless members of the society among others went home with cash gifts .
Addressing the beneficiaries at a brief ceremony held at the palace of Oloba of Oba-Ile, Mr William Adeolu said it was his own way of helping the people to cope with the hardship as a result of the lockdown across states of the federation.
Adeolu who was represented by Mr Lanre Alajo said the palliatives were not meant for political purpose but to ameliorate the plights of the downtrodden during this period.
He declared that Coronavirus has taught people a bitter lesson that they actually live for each other as he used the opportunity to appeal to well meaning Nigerians to rise up and support the poor and the vulnerable at this period.
Adeolu urged governments at all levels to focus more on the improvement of the health sector as well as appealed that other statutory establishments should not lose focus in respect of their basic responsibilities.
He also used the opportunity to enlighten the people on the pandemic and the need to adhere strictly to government and medical experts instructions.
The Oloba of Oba-Ile, Oba Joseph Oluwadara Agunbiade, appreciated the proprietor for the love he has for everyone and prayed to God that His mercy would abide with him forever and the school would continue to go higher.
Some of the beneficiaries, who spoke with The Hope applauded Mr Adeolu for his gesture for identifying with them at this season and equally prayed God to continue to grant him success in all his endeavours.