By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Gombe State Relief and Palliatives committee on Friday received a donation of food items from Grandscope Construction Limited, an indigenous firm in an effort to support the administration to cushion the effect of partial lockdown in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), to Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, Ismaila Uba Misilli.
Speaking while receiving the items at the fertilizer blending company, the secretary of the committee, Barrister Mela Nunghe thanked the company for the gesture which according to him is a motivation.
While calling on corporate organisations and public spirited individuals to borrow a leaf from Granscope company, he assured of judicious distribution of the items.
The palliative committee secretary said the items come at the right time in view of the importance of food in ameliorating the hardship occasioned by the lockdown in the state.
Earlier, presenting the items, the chairman of the company, Alhaji Tanko Isiyaku Gwamna said Grandscope deemed it necessary to make the provision in an effort to support the Inuwa-led administration in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Alhaji Tanko Gwamna who stressed the need for all to show commitment in fighting the spread of the virus in the state and the country at large, noted that the pandemic posed a serious threat to humanity and the world economy.
He listed items presented to include two hundred bags of rice, two hundred cartoons of macaroni, two hundred cartoons of spaghetti and one hundred galloons of palm oil and hundred galloons of Turkey oil.