As part of its social corporate responsibility, the Nigerian Navy on Thursday gave palliatives to one of its host community, Tongeji Island, in Ogun state.
A statement signed by Commander Thomas Otuji, Spokesman for Western Naval Command, said that the palliatives were to make life easier for indigenes during the lockdown.
The statement said that 50bags of 50kg rice and 20 cartons of vegetable oil were received by the Akoko of Tongeji Island, Oba Biolorunkosi Okiki Sule.
“As part of Nigerian Navy’s social corporate responsibility and in an effort to support the well-being of the indigenes of Tongeji Island in Ogun State.
“The Flag Officer Commanding, WNC, Rear Adm. Oladele Daji, on behalf of the Chief of the Naval Staff presented 50 bags of 50 kg of rice.
“And 20 cartons of vegetable oil to Tongeji Community in Ogun State,” he said.
It said that the items were palliatives presented to host community, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown across states in the country.
It also said that the elated traditional ruler thanked the Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibas, for the gesture extended to the community at this trying period.
According to him, “the only way to appreciate the Navy is to pray for the Service and its men for God’s blessings.
“May the Almighty God richly bless the Nigerian Navy, its leadership and men for being there at this difficult period, it will greatly help us,” the monarch was quoted as saying.
It said that the NN would give palliative to deserving communities across the country as part of activities to mark its 64th anniversary.