Lebanese group donates 6,000 bags of rice, others to FCTA

The Lebanese community in Nigeria has donated 6,000 bags of rice (5kg), 600 bags of flour (50kg), 3900 cartons of indomie noodles and 3,000 pieces of soya oil to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on the poor and vulnerable in the territory.

Among items donated were 2,000 cartons of table water; 1,875 pieces of palm oil; 800 cartons of tomato pastes; 500 cartons of spaghetti; and 400 cartons of soap.

Presenting the donation Wednesday, at FCTA headquarters in Abuja, the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, said it was their token of appreciation to the containment of the dreaded COVID-19 by the federal government and the FCT Administration.

He called on the FCT Administration to distribute the items to the poor and vulnerable families suffering from the pandemic.

He said: “We bring these trucks of food and consumable goods as our token of appreciation to what the Hon Minister is doing on behalf of the President to keep the residents and citizens of the FCT safe.”

While responding, Minister of FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, described the gesture as the highest donation, saying the Lebanese community had proven to be part and parcel of the FCT and thanked them for the gesture.

His words: “This afternoon we are receiving a highly placed delegation under His Excellency the Labanese Ambassador and you can see what they have brought. I don’t have a much to say just to thank you. It is the highest individual donation.”

Receiving the items, FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu also described the donation as largest one received so far and the items will be distributed to the vulnerable in the Territory.

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