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LANDMARK GIVES FARM PRODUCTS AS PALLIATIVES TO STAFF AND HOST COMMUNITY TO MITIGATE THE EFFECT OF COVID19 LOCKDOWN
As part of her interventionist roles in community development most especially towards mitigating the adverse effect of COVID-19 within the University campus and the Omu-Aran community at large, the Management of Landmark University ably led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju disbursed palliative packages to over 400 casual workers in the University, health centres and government agencies around Omu-Aran on 25th June 2020. The palliative packages comprised 1200 packs of 2 kilograms staple food items, several packets of face masks and 240 bottles (100ml) of hand sanitizers.
Releasing the items to the Landmark COVID-19 Committee, an arm of the Landmark University Community Development Impact Initiative (LUCDII), the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju, appreciated the Committee for its initiatives and projections towards preventing the spread of the virus and cushioning the effect of the lockdowns in the community. Professor Adeniyi Olayanju stated that the gesture was embarked upon to appreciate the efforts of the supporting staff in the development of the institution even during the closure. The Vice-Chancellor, who described the service they render as essential, related it to the supportive role the neck gives to the head; he, therefore, urged them to dignify their work while diligently discharging their duties which must be done as unto the Lord for them to also be blessed and rewarded accordingly by the Lord. While sensitising them on the safety measures against the spread of COVID-19, Professor Olayanju encouraged them not to panic or spread false information on the pandemic but adhere to the stated safety measures. He, thereafter, expressed gratitude to God for the continued protection of the university and her host community. He also appreciated God for the continued provision for the proprietor base to meet her responsibility in extending a hand of love to the public during this challenging period. Therefore, on behalf of the Chancellor, Dr David Oyedepo, Professor Olayanju launched the distribution of the palliative packages as he made a symbolic presentation to some beneficiaries on campus. These include casual workers and artisans of the Directorate of Physical Planning and Development (DPPD), Security and the Landmark Commercial Farm.
Earlier, the Chairman Landmark COVID-19 Committee, Dr John Ojediran, on behalf of other committee members voiced his profound gratitude also to God as well as the University leadership for the support given so far. While expressing confidence in God that things will be normalised soonest, he appreciated members of the committee for the sacrifices and efforts to identify their targets and map out their itinerary to ensure the palliatives are evenly distributed.
The committee later proceeded to Omu-Aran township, visiting Bissolad Daycare and Home, Inioluwa Orphanage Home, Oke-Igbala Leprosarium, the Federal Road Safety Corps Area Office, (FRSC) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) office Omu-Aran. Other places visited also included Primary Healthcare Centre, Ijaye; Primary Healthcare Centre, Ifaja; and the Primary Healthcare Centre, Ofe-Aran respectively.
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