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COVID-19: Society of Petroleum Engineers Distributes Palliatives To Abuja Communities

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Abuja Section Saturday, distributed food items and other consumables worth over a million Naira to communities as palliatives to cushion the effects of the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Chairman of the Abuja section of the SPE, Engr. Aristotle John-Emezi, alongside professional members and volunteers made the presentation of the items to over 200 families, according to a release signed by Muftahu Salman, publicity chairman of the Abuja Section 199.

The exercise was made possible by the generous donation of SPE Nigeria Council under its ‘SPECares’ programme and its Abuja section members. The distributions were made to the following communities: Durumi, Divisional Police Station, Karmojiji Village, Toge Village and Peace Village.

The Section chairman informed the beneficiaries that SPECare initiative is aimed at reaching out to the less-privileged who are unable to source for their daily livelihood during the lockdown period which is meant to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the societies.

This trying period occasioned by the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic demands the cooperation of all and sundry, especially the well-to-do individuals and organizations to compliment government’s containment efforts against the deadly disease.”

At Durumi Police Station, the Section Chairman applauded the Nigerian Police and other law enforcement agencies for their proactiveness amidst the pandemic and protection of lives and properties of Nigerians.

Responding, the DPO of Durumi Divisional Police Station, SP Umar Farouq, commended the SPE for its philanthropic effort and promised not to relent on their efforts to ensure the safety of citizens.

Following the donation of the items to the colony of people with disability, the FCT branch secretary, Mallam Muhammed expressed his delight to the SPE for what he called “timely donation” and support as a corporate social responsibility of the organization and prayed to God for continuous blessings to SPE Abuja.

The Abuja Section also donated food items to members of the Nigerian Legion, a voluntary para-military organization whose members collaborated with the SPE.

Delivering closing remarks, the programme chairperson, Engr. Amina Danmadami expressed gratitude to the members who had contributed to the success of SPECares.

She further applauded the Nigerian Legion, for their professionalism in co-ordinating the donation and promised that future programme will be targeted at “Our Falling Heros” in Nigeria.

“The SPE Abuja Section 199 will continue to be identify with the less privileged as we progress in our humanitarian commitment in our society.” She added.