In a bid to ameliorate the drastic effects of shut-down in Imo as occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Umuna clan, had over the weekend, distributed cartons of Indomie noodles to indigents.
The palliatives which worth seven hundred and fifty thousand Naira was distributed at the secretariat of the clan, Johnbosco Hall
Addressing the gathering which had in attendance, chairmen, and chiefs from the five major villages in Umuna and Uzoubi Umuna as well as Umuorji, the chairman of the Covid-19 Response Committee in the area, Comrade Chinedu Oguike commended the Umuna clan as well as the donors for defiling all financial constraints in this period of lock-down to give to the people.
Oguike who was represented at the occasion by his the chairman of the committee Pastor Ethel Maduakor charged the leadership of the various villages to ensure that the palliatives got to only the indigents in the respective villages
In his speech, the president of the clan, Chief Columbus Nwadike noted that the aim of the donation and subsequent distribution of the palliative was in line with the present administration, poise to provide for the Imo people in this period of hardship particularly the downtrodden.
The president while commending the group for such a magnanimity particularly the donors appealed with the people of Umuna to always observe the social distancing order, use of sanitizers and regular handwashing prayed that God would not let the said epidemic into Umuna.
Nwadike who used the forum to re-affirm the integrity of the clan assured Umuna people that the clan would not disappoint them adding that their finances would be prudently managed.
In their separate speeches after the event, the traditional ruler of Umuna HRM Eze Dr. Douglas Okwara and the chairman of the Interim Management Committee of Orlu Local Government, Hon. Mrs. Ifeoma Ndukwu expressed gratitude to the clan for remembering the less privileged in this Covid-19 era.
The duo who used the medium to commend the present administration led by Uzodinma on the on-going erosion control at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church roundabout assured him of the support of Umuna people.