Lebanese Community In Lagos Donates Ambulance And 8 Truckloads Of Foods to Boost Government’s Covid-19 Relief Efforts.
Written by admin on May 4, 2020
The Lebanese community in Lagos has donated eight truckload of food items worth 67. 5 million naira and an ambulance to complement the efforts of the State Government in minimizing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Lebanese youths in Nigeria also donated over one hundred cartons of 100ml hand sanitizers to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
The items were handed over to officials of the Lagos State Government by representatives of the community led by the Lebanese Consul-General, Mr. Elias Nicolas at Oba Akran Road Ikeja.
In his remarks, Mr. Nicolas said the contribution was to show the Lebanese community’s solidarity with Lagosians at these trying times.
Buttressing this, a prominent leader of the community, Mr. Faysal El Khalil explained that many members of the Lebanese community are third and fourth generations who have chosen Nigeria as their home and the donation was a token in support of Nigerian citizens who have accommodated them for many years.
He said similar gestures had been extended by other Lebanese communities in other parts of the Country.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Lagos State Government, the Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal thanked them and pointed out that the Lebanese community in Lagos had contributed immensely to the development of the State and Nigeria in general.
Prince Gbolahan said so far, over four hundred and fifty thousand households had received food palliatives from the State government over the covid-19 lockdown period and with similar supports such as that of the Lebanese community, more households would benefit from the food palliatives.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Diaspora and Foreign Relations, Mr Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, Special Adviser to the Governor on Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya and other key members of the Ministry joined the Commissioner in receiving the items.