Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) Plc has donated 6,000 bags of rice and 4,000 cartons of Indomie noodles to Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo states for distribution to vulnerable groups and households in the coverage states.
A statement by the company said the items included 1,500 bags of rice and 1,000 cartons of Indomie noodles for each state.
The donation, according to the company, is a demonstration of its sensitivity to residents of its franchise states with a view to cushioning the effect of lockdown over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
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Executive Director, Commercial, representing the MD/CEO, Mr. Abu Ejoor, announced the donation a media briefing at the BEDC Head Office in Benin.
He said BEDC would also ensure that the various government COVID-19 centres and related hospitals have good power supply for about 24 hours.
This, he said, had begun at Irrua Specialist Hospital in Uromi, where “we also intend to look at other supports we can give to ensure that some of their vehicle/ambulances are fully operational. Also for the centres under preparation in Oba Adejuyigbe Specialist Hospital, Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State and Warri in Delta State, BEDC has already commenced working with the government to ensure adequate electricity”.