The Tompolo Foundation, a brain child of former G.O.C of MEND and Niger Delta agitator, High Chief Government Ekpomupolo aka Tompolo, had on April 6, donated food items worth several millions of Naira to Gbaramatu Communities of Warri South West Area of Delta State to cushion the effects of the 14 days lockdown over the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Tompolo Foundation led by Dr. Paul Bebenimibo, Executive Secretary, made the donation to the Communities represented by their Chairmen in Warri.
According to Bebenimibo, “These are trying times and everyone is suffering from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in one way or the other. The foundation has come to identify with the pains of our people.
“Our Founder is a passionate lover of his people, despite the challenges, we decided to show our concern and love.
“We know that these food items cannot meet the needs of all but it is a succour in such times.
“We urge the Chairmen to distribute the items to their people to alleviate their pains. We urge them to abide religiously to the declaration of our dear Governor.
“We thank the government for taking proactive steps to stem the spread of the virus. Everyone should maintain a healthy living style to ensure they are safe.”
Responding on behalf of the Communities, Demebi Johnbull, Chairman, Oporoza Community said, “We are indeed grateful to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo and his Foundation for coming to support us.
“We are elated that despite the challenges and harsh economy, Tompolo Foundation still considers our welfare very seriously. We are indeed happy and we pray that God will reward him and protect every members of the Foundation.
“The food items will help us as palliatives. We shall make judicious use of it. We urge other meaningful individuals and government agencies to come to our aid in this moment of lockdown.”
The food items donated included bags of rice, garri, salt, beans, several tubers of yam, many gallons of vegetable oil and Palm oil.