Following the stay at home order by the government to prevent the spread of deadly Coronavirus; a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Youth Forum, YYF has distributed money, foods and other relief materials to residents of Ibadan.
The Group while moving around Ibadan metropolis visited markets such as Adelabu market at Orita Challenge, Challenge market, Molete market, Oke Ado market and other areas distributed money, foods and other relief materials to market women, traders and youths as part of its contribution to the sustenance of humanity.
While speaking on the motive for embarking on the philanthropic gestures; the President-General of the group, who is also the Chairman of Yoruba Youth Forum Foundation Worldwide, Comrade Abiodun Bolarinwa said that the motive was to put smile to the faces of the people.
“COVID-19 has deprived many of our people their means of livelihood. That is why we have decided to embark on this philanthropic gesture. We are contributing our own quota towards the sustenance of humanity.”
He added: “Yoruba Youth Forum, YYF and Yoruba Youth Forum Foundation Worldwide, YYFFW have been contributing in many ways to humanity. We have assisted many Yoruba youths by empowering them to become better leaders of tomorrow. This is not the first time we have distributed money, foods to people. We have been doing it for a very long time.”
The group however warned the federal government and state governors against embarking on a total lockdown, saying that total lockdown can only be achieved if the governments at all levels make necessary provisions for the people.
“We are using this medium to appeal to federal government, state governors and local government chairmen to make necessary provisions to all Nigerians before they embarked on a total lockdown. Many Nigerians are running small businesses that afford them the opportunity of earning daily. Total lockdown will be suicidal to them and will only bring anarchy to the land.”