ARIK Air today distributed palliatives to communities around Mafolukun and Orile Agege to help sustain the vulnerable as the nation continues to combat the Covid-19 scourge.
The airline moved from it’s corporate headquarters at the Murtala Muhammad Airport to the Abolaji Osundeyi Community Development Area in Mafolukun where the airline met with the community head and donated 200 bags of rice and 200 bags of beans.
The community Chairman, Otunba Nathaniel Adebukola Osho hinted that three communities are beneficiaries to the Arik Air palliatives including his community Abolaji Osundeyi Community, Ewu Community as well as Olowo Kporoku CDA.
The CDA Chairman thanked the airline for the gesture and promised the palliatives will get to the poorest of the poor as they have a list.
” Thank you Arik Air for the generosity, God will continue to grant you the best. It’s a pity I don’t have my list with me, we do things accordingly in this community we list names one by one, street by street and we give priority to widows, the aged and those that are not well to do,” Osho said.
The Arik team headed next to Arigbanla community in Orile Agege where they met some officials of various CDAs who met the group with warm appreciations.
The airline delivered another 200 bags of rice and 200 bags of beans to the community to the commendations of residents.
The Baale of Arigbanla, Igbomedu, Chief Oladele Mathew Falohun who spoke sai:
” We are grateful and happy for what Arik has done here for us. It’s good for everyone at this crucial time and we will ensure that it gets to the people who need it most. It is not for sale it’s for the community.
Chairman Araromi and 1st Vice Chairman Ifelodun CDA, Pastor Abe Kehinde described the move as commendable and worthy of emulation.
“This is the first time we are receiving such in this community and we are grateful.
“I can boldly testify that it will be shared equally within our community. The gesture is great and we are grateful and wish other corporates emulate Arik Air. On our part we will spread the word and ensure our people fly Arik,” he said.
Business Head, West and Central Africa, Slyvester Egogo on behalf of management said:
” We are here as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to communities where we operate. We are aware of the situation in the country.
” We know government can’t do everything so the management of Arik has decided to provide the palliatives to ameliorate some of their issues. It is our prayer that this blows over and things go back to normal,” he said.