In its effort to help cushion the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has donated palliatives to 2,000 families across the six geopolitical zones of the country.
Speaking at the Destitute Home in Yaba, Lagos State, the ABCON President, Aminu Gwadabe, said that the ongoing Covid-19 crisis has impacted households, the nation’s economy, and the entire globe. He added that it is an opportunity for demonstrating love and support for vulnerable members of society.
He said that in light of ABCON’s corporate social responsibility, the decision was made to support those most vulnerable in the society, prompting donations made to 2,000 families representing the poor.
‘Today in Lagos, we are donating food items to over 2,000 families through the Destitute Home, Yaba, and Lagos. The items include bags of rice, cartons of noodles and macaroni’, he said.
Continuing further, Gwadabe added that similar donations were made by the ABCON zonal executives in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Kano, Kano State, Awka in Anambra State, Benin, Edo State, and Maiduguri in Borno State. In addition, ₦10 million was donated in support of the private sector’s Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) Relief Fund to help bolster the response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Gwadabe also added that in order to protect Bureau De Change operators, the association has provided 20,000 face masks, hand sanitisers and infrared thermometers for operators and customers, adding that automation for queuing and crowd control management systems have been implemented to ensure compliance to social distancing measures.
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