By OSENI YUSUF, Ibadan
In providing succour for some residents as a result of Coronavirus pandemic in Oyo State and Osun State an Agricultural foundation, Agricultural Social Entrepreneurship Foundation (ASEF), a subsidiary of FarmKonnect distributed food items worth thousands of naira to over1,200 families, to cushion the effect of hunger on people during the partial lockdown in Oyo State and total locked down in Osun State.
The distribution of the food items was done on April 1st and 2nd 2020 at both states Ministry of Agriculture,
In Oyo State, 500 of the food items were received by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture, Dr. Debo Akande and the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Ojekunle Ojemuyiwa.
On Thursday the Commissioner For Agriculture and Food Security in Osun State Hon Adedayo Adewole also received 500 food items on behalf of the government and 200 items were distributed by Farmkonnect in the two states
While speaking, the founder of Farmkonnect and ASEF foundation, Mr. Azeez Oluwole observed that the gesture became imperative at this time, owing to the negative effect the restriction of movement might have on the people, especially those eking their living through daily earnings.
He said: “In this period, we understand that the partial lockdown in activities will affect some households. There are some people that are daily earners and it might be hard for them to make both ends meet. That is why we thought it fit as a company and using our resources to give back from the little we have to 1,200 families in Oyo state and Osun State.