April 20, 2020
Some students of the University of Ilorin have organised palliatives for about 200 members, who were unable to go home during the lockdown against the COVID-19.
Mr Okoko Wisdom, the President of the University of Ilorin Students’ Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday that food items, worth N100,000, were distributed to the students who were stranded in school.
The palliative items include foodstuff like spaghetti, noodles, oil and tomatoes.
Wisdom said the gesture was a combined effort of some students to assist their fellow comrades, who were unable to go home.
“The goal is to ease the sufferings of the stranded students during the period of lockdown. We want to ease the pangs of hunger among them.
“Due to the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic, the government has ordered a lockdown against traffic.
“This is done out of goodwill, but it spells distress for the common man, especially the students,’’ the union president said.
NAN recalls that the state governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, had ordered a complete lockdown, effective from April 10, to stem further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
As at Sunday, April 19, the state had recorded nine active cases of COVID-19 out of which two patients had been treated successfully and discharged
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