Respite has come the way of some residents of three local government areas of Delta State, as they received food items to cushion the effects of the lockdown in the state, occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic from the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of De Leo Oil & Gas, Olorogun Aghogho Afatakpa.

When the Delta State government order the lockdown of the state and also directed the people to stay at home, as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the concern of many was how they will survive before the period would elapsed.

However, with food donations and other support from well to do individuals in the state like Olorogun Afatakpa, the people particularly the poor and vulnerable ones can now heave a big sigh of relief.

The major beneficiaries of the Olorogun Afatakpa’s food donations worth millions of naira were residents of Ohrerhe community in Agbarho Kingdom and Orhuwhorun community both of Ughelli North and Udu Local Government Areas as well as some residents on Jakpa road in Uvwie Local Government Area.

He said his food donation supported with cash were his contributions as a United Nation’s Peace Ambassador to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the people.

Olorogun Afatakpa called on other well placed individuals and organizations to complement the state government efforts in combating the coronavirus as government alone cannot tackle the attendant challenges brought by the dreaded disease.

He also urged the people to adhere to the directives of the government and the measures put forward by the World Health Organisation WHO, such as social distancing and regular hand washing to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The food items distributed to people include tubers of yam, beans, rice, tin tomatoes, and live chickens.

The Olorogun Afatakpa Foundation is renowned for caring for the needy in the society.