The Professor Felix Kolawole Salako-led Management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has commenced the distribution of Made in FUNAAB Food items and protection kits to some staff and public servants working on essential services during the on-going COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun State. This action was kick-started on April 22, 2020.
In these categories the University started the gesture with FUNAAB Security men, casual workers and the Police at FUNAAB/Harmony Police Division and the Police Headquarters at Eleweeran. All were visited on April 22, 2020.
Items distributed included FUNAAB loaves of bread, Garri, Fufu, palmwine, palm oil, hand sanitizers, freshly harvested cashew fruits, and FUNAAB customized nose guards. An alumnus of the University was commissioned to produce the nose guards, with him donating 500 pieces along with those being purchased.
Staff of the University on essential services were specifically targeted in distributing the nose guards and sanitizers, apart from the fact that their transportation to and from work has been free since the lockdown began.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson, thanked the University for being the first to recognise the need to support the Police at a time like this. He lauded the initiative which he regarded as an impetus for better service from the police.
The Vice-Chancellor reiterated the need for the Police to be encouraged and wished the University could do more than what it did. He pleaded with the Police to see the University widow’s mite as a reflection of love, which could have been more if not for limited resources.
The Assistant Chief Environmental Officer, FUNAAB, Mr. Peter Bolarinwa, was also very grateful for the support the University Management gave his men.