The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says it has distributed meals objects price N2 million needy Nigerians to amelioration starvation and hardship related to the COVID-19 lockdown.

Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director MURIC, mentioned in a press release on Monday in Lagos that the palliative was supplied beneath the “MURIC COVID-19 Reduction Scheme” launched final month.

Akintola mentioned that Muslims from all components of the nation have been donating to the scheme.

“The cash realised is being steadily channelled to widows, orphans and different susceptible Nigerians by the state chairmen of the organisation.

“As at midnight of Sunday, April 19, the scheme has netted N2.2 million.

“So far, now we have disbursed N2.03 million, leaving money steadiness N177,500,’’ he mentioned.

He mentioned the disbursements have been channelled by the chairmen of state branches of MURIC.

“The chairmen, working on the grassroots degree, have been in a position to determine susceptible Nigerians and provides them reduction supplies in money and type.

“By this methodology, now we have been in a position to carry smiles to the faces of Nigerians in our personal little approach.’’

In Lagos, he mentioned, the state chapter of MURIC carried out a ‘three-Day Feed the Hungry’ marketing campaign final week the place rice and different objects have been distributed to the susceptible teams.

“Our Katsina State chapter, beneath Aminu Yalwa and MURIC’s Ambassador to the state, Mohammed Ruma, introduced cartons of spaghetti to the Katsina State authorities,’’ he mentioned.

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Akintola mentioned the organisation had additionally responded to misery calls from want Nigerians by sending money on to their financial institution accounts.

“As little as between N2,000 and N2,000 have been shared and the reactions we get from them exhibits the gravity of their plight.

“The depth of abject poverty amongst poor Nigerians throughout this lockdown is evident.’’

He mentioned that the distribution of the reduction packages minimize throughout all Nigerians, no matter tribal or spiritual sentiment.

The director expressed the organisation’s appreciation to all donors “who made it doable for us to cut back starvation and struggling amongst Nigerians in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown.

“We attraction to Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers.

“We cost rich people to present extra at this attempting moments.

“Nigerians are hungry; give your neighbour one thing regardless of how little,’’ he mentioned.

(NAN)

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