BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) has announced a donation of 6,000 bags of rice and 4,000 cartons of Indomie noodles to the State Governments of Delta, Edo, Ekiti and Ondo, for distribution to vulnerable groups and households in these coverage states.
The breakdown is 1,500 bags of rice each per state and 1,000 cartons of Indomie noodles to each of the state, respectively.
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.
Executive Director, Commercial, representing the MD/CEO, Mr. Abu Ejoor made the announcement at a media briefing held at the BEDC Head Office in Benin on Friday.
He said that in addition, BEDC will be ensuring that the various government established COVID 19 centers and related hospitals have good power supply of up to 24hours.
This Ejoor disclosed, has already commenced in Irrua Specialist Hospital in Uromi, Edo state, where “we also intend to look at other supports we can give in ensuring that some of their vehicle/ ambulances are fully operational. Also for the centers 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.”