To ease the hunger pangs of the poor and vulnerable in Ilupeju area of Lagos State, Indian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Importers in Nigeria, IPMIN, distributed 1000 cartons of noodles to them at the weekend.
The presentation of the food stuff, which was well coordinated with the presence of security men to enforce social distancing among recipients, had in attendance Chief Varkey Verghese, MD, Jawa International Ltd and president of IPMIN; General Secretary, IPMIN, Mr Presengit Banerji of Kewalran Charai Group; Mr Virendra Jain, IPMIN treasurer and Mr Ashorin S.D, vice-president, of Sam pharma.
Speaking on their mission in the area, Verghese said it is their own little way of giving back to their immediate community, especially as the economic effects of the global pandemic is biting harder on people.
He said: “As an organisation, we are socially responsible and part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, is what we are doing today, as we decided to donate 1000 cartons of noodles to the poor and needy of Lagos metropolis, at the Ilupeju low income area.
“We will continue to do more to help the poor and needy in the society, and we choose Ilupeju because that is where most of our people reside”, he explained.
One of the beneficiaries, an aged woman with the name Hajia Abibat Suleiman expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the organisation, as she prayed for the progress of their business in Nigeria.
Another beneficiary, Mr Chuks Kalu, thanked the leadership of IPMIN for the kind gesture, saying the pack of noodles given him will go a long way, in feeding his household.
Kalu, a petty trader in the area said: “I want to say a big thank you to the leadership of IPMIN for remembering us in this trying time, as we are not finding it easy to feed our children, with low sales and lack of capital to restock”.