By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Some food items including rice, soya oil and seasoning cubes have been donated by Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group as part of efforts to support the Lagos State government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Corporate Communications Manager of TGI Group, Ms Rafiat Raji, while presenting the items, stated that “in view of the stay-at-home directive, it is clear that many Lagosians are facing one level of hardship or the other.
“Therefore, we understand that it is a collective responsibility to provide support for the less privileged among us, hence our contribution to the Lagos State food bank which will provide succour to at least 20,000 families.”
It was gathered that part of the items donated by TGI Group included 200 bags of 50kg Big Bull Rice produced by its subsidiary, WACOT Rice Limited in Argungu, Kebbi State, 2500 cartons of Golden Terra Oil and 3000 cartons of Terra Seasoning Cubes, produced by subsidiaries West African Soy Industries Limited (WASIL) and West African Cubes Limited (WACUB), both located in Sagamu.
While receiving the food materials, Commissioner for Agriculture in Lagos State, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, noted that the donation was a welcome development.
He commended the efforts of TGI Group in its timely response to partner with the state government in its intervention to provide food for 200,000 households across 377 wards to cater for the most vulnerable and indigent within the state in this period.
“This will also add to what we have in mind in terms of supporting our people. Our target is to reach 200,000 homes across Lagos, and distribution is already ongoing in multiple locations,” Mr Lawal, who was also with the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said.
The group reassured the state government of its commitment to keep supporting the state and country on all fronts in order to flatten the curve of the Coronavirus pandemic.
TGI Group is an international investment and holding company with diversified interests. Its corporate identity is based on respect for people, its communities and the natural environment as it continuously seeks to support its communities during and beyond challenging times.
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