The lawmaker representing Oluyole federal constituency of Oyo State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe has launched the TASK pandemic cash and water hygiene relief to augment the needs of residents of her constituency and encourage them to stay at home, in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Akande- Sadipe in a statement she personally signed on Thursday, said: ” In addition to contributing my salaries over the next two months to the COVID-19 national relief fund, I also wish to assist directly where I can within my constituency. Hence, I, as the Representative of Oluyole Federal Constituency, will also contribute directly to the welfare of my constituents during this coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic, which has forced a sit at home, affecting many business and lives.
“I am concerned that physical distribution of food materials to my constituency would mean converging in a public place in large numbers which could further escalate the spread of COVID-19 and I do not wish to expose any of my constituents nor my constituency office staff to the pandemic. Therefore, I have decided to practice social distancing. “
She continued: “To augment the needs of my constituents during this dire times. I will be crediting your bank accounts with a small sum to assist in this difficult times. Kindly WhatsApp or text your name; account number; address; copy of your voters card to show that you are resident in Oluyole or details of your community leaders; association leaders; religious organisation leaders or party leaders and their phone numbers for verification and to prevent multiple submissions.
“Social distancing and hygiene are enemies of this virus. Hygiene is a life saving tool at a time like this, hence, I am also providing water and sanitizers across the constituency. As difficult as it may be, please stay at home, this is a lion roaring at our door step.
“I would have loved to be all inclusive, and provide the support across the whole of Oyo State but I have limited resources and I am sure other Representatives are helping in their constituencies too.
“To partake in the cash relief, send the required information by WhatsApp or Text message to 0818 627 7955. Please, this is a way of practicing the stay at home and social distancing guidelines in curbing the spread of COVID-19. Text or WhatApp message must include your account details, (your name, account number and name of bank). Only one request is allowed per household.”
The lawmaker enjoined residents of her constituency to be considerate and show love, so that the fund will be enough for those who are really in dire situations and have no other option.
“Please let us show solidarity and stay at home to defeat this pandemic. Together we will beat coronavirus to the glory of God,” she added.