In order to cushion the negative effect of corona virus pandemic ravaging the whole world and Nigeria, a body known as KEFFES rural development foundation with support from Chevron Nigerian limited and first E& P at the weekend donated about 1600 bags of garri to eight comminutes in Southern Ijaw local government area of Bayelsa state.
The communities were Koluama 1 and 2, Ekeni, fish town, Foropa, Ezetu 1 and 2 and Sangana forming the acronym KEFFES c communities.
Presenting the bags of garri to the eight community development chairmen of the eight communities in Yenagao before onward movement to the various communities, the chairman of the body, Sele-Epri Mathew said KEFFES through Chevron Nigerian limited and first E&P provided the relief materials as a token for the communities in order to provide succor in a time of very strong challenges as this.
Disclosing that what the communities wanted was garri, Mathew maintained that the community development chairmen of the eight KEFFES communities were on ground to get the food across to the communities.
He said” Every community gets 200 bags. They will sign them here and we have provided logistics to take them to the communities.
“Our partners have mandated us as RDF to hand these as palliatives or relief material over to the communities in this time of challenge. This goes to underscore how they value our communities and our wellbeing.
In appreciation, the leader of the CDC chairmen, Patrick Ekubo thanked the partners for the gesture wishing that other companies operating in others areas will do the same in their various communities.
Ekubo said “The communities of Koluama 1 and 2, Foropa, Ekeni, Ezetu, Fish town and Sangana appreciate the gift and we will also tell our communities the effort you our members representing us made for this to be a success.
HRH Theophilus Moses secretary of the board thanked KEFFES and their partners for what he called demonstration of love at the trying moment adding that COVID 19 has brought a lot of hardship to the communities.
The secretary called other corporate organizations operating in the communities to toe the part of Chevron and first E&P.