By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), has distributed food items to the elderly in Burutu community and other fishing camps in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Good-Joe Foundation on Monday gave food items to villages within and surrounding Burutu community area of the state
Addressing newsmen in Burutu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Good-Joe Foundation, Mr. Goodluck Joel said, “the level of hardship inflicted on Deltans, particularly the elderly and vulnerable people in the creeks, is very high.
“Thus, we felt that we should contribute our quota in alleviating the sufferings in the community. Though, the lockdown in the state is a measure put in place towards curtailing spread of the virus.
“Our primary target is on the elderly men and women, their strengths is no longer active like that of the youths.
Mr. Goodluck Joel who is also a civilian security expert in Yeye community also asserted that, “the foundation noted that the group of people reached were mostly people that, even the state Government palliatives may not get to.
“It was a painstaking journey as we have visits Burutu community, particularly the Okorodudu axis and moved round all the surrounding villages down to Ekeremor.
Goodluck Joel also said that, “the group of people reached by the foundation were mostly people that even the state Government palliatives may not get to, adding that it was a painstaking journey as he visits Burutu community, particularly the Okorodudu axis and moved round all the surrounding villages down to Ekeremor.
“It gladdens our heart to be able to put smiles on the faces of the elderly men, women and vulnerables, people are really suffering in the creeks”.
“This group has been existing since 2017, silently touching lives across Burutu Local Government Area and beyond.
“We assured the Ijaws, Deltans and Niger Deltans that as long as God keeps blessing our foundation, we will continue to put smiles on the faces of the downtrodden in the society”.
On their part, the elderly and vulnerable people in the creeks prayed on the foundation.
They said, “The Lord Almighty shall continue to increase blessings upon this foundation financially and otherwise.
“This gesture is historic and a welcome development, history and posterity will always judge this NGOs right”.
Some of the food items shared to the people included garri, beans, tubers of yams, palm oil as well as cartons of noodles that were packaged in fancy paper bags.