Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has approved the commencement of distribution of cash and food/relief materials as palliatives to vulnerable persons in Abia State.

In a Press released by the governor through the Commissioner for Information, Abia State Chief John Okiyi Kalu said:

The Protective materials and food items are to be delivered to churches and mosques in the state through their representatives according to the schedule adopted by the COVID-19 Committee in the days and time stated below.

The designated representatives of the following Churches and Mosque are to come to the Government House food store located within the Office of the Wife of the Governor, with vehicles to collect the food and other palliative items for immediate distribution to their identified widows, indigents and vulnerable members:

1. Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Time: 2.00PM

a. Catholic Church
b. Methodist Church
c. The Apostolic Church
d. Assemblies of God Church
e. Christ Embassy
f. Dunamis Church
g. Umuahia Central Mosque

2. Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Time: 2.00PM

a. Anglican Church
b. Seventh Day Adventist Church
c. ACC Mission
d. The Lord’s Chosen
e. Qua Iboe Church
f. Living Faith Ministries aka Winners

3. Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 2.00PM

a. Presbyterian Church
b. Salvation Ministries
c. Redeemed Christian Church of God
d. Deeper Life Bible Church
e. Peculiar Ministries
f. Celestial Church of Christ

4. Friday, April 10, 2020
Time: 2.00PM

a. Church of God Mission
b. Holy Sabbath Mission
e. Dominion City Church
f. Cherubim and Seraphim

Meanwhile, each Church will receive the following items: bags of rice, bags of beans, bags of garri, tubers of yam, hand sanitizers, face masks and cash to take care of vulnerable persons among their members.

The designated representatives have already been contacted.

Kalu said,  the state geriatric services agency will immediately commence visits to senior citizens who are above 70 years to deliver food, drugs, face masks and hand sanitizers on behalf of the government.

Further delivery schedules will be announced in due course for other churches and community groups.