The Nigerian Navy on Monday distributed palliatives in the form of food items and protective equipment such as hand sanitizer and washing gadgets to Kuje and Jiwa communities in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The food items, which included bags of rice, tomatoes and cooking oil, were taken by the navy to the communities as part of activities to commemorate the service’s 64th anniversary.
The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, who was represented by the Director of Administration, Rear Admiral Jatau Luka, stated that the donation marked the Navy’s corporate social responsibility and efforts to lessen the impact of the pandemic on the less privileged citizens.
The CNS said, “Due to the prevailing public health environment, arising from the occurrences of the COVID-19 pandemic, the conduct of palliative distribution is to members of the public in host communities within the FCT.
“This underscores the commitment of the navy to its corporate social responsibility as well as support to the efforts of the Federal Government in mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the less privileged citizens.
“Arising from the foregoing, the navy donated these palliatives to the vulnerable Nigerians residing in Kuje and Jiwa communities. The navy reiterates its commitment towards sustaining cordial relationships with our host communities.”