OCTOBER 14, 2014 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
The Nigerian High Commission in Sierra Leone, in collaboration with the Nigerian Community, last Saturday (October 11) delivered a total of four hundred and twenty (420) bags of rice plus cash to Nigerians currently being quarantined in Bo, Kenema and Kailahun.
Speaking to Concord Times before the delivery of the rice and cash, Head of Chancery at the High Commission, Oluyele O. Onafalujo, stated that the gesture was a continuation of similar ones to their brothers and sisters in other parts of the country.
According to Mr. Onafalujo, the Commission and High Commissioner Gladys Modupe Quist-Adebiyi recognize the fact that their nationals are in the country and they are having to contend with the deadliest Ebola outbreak in the world; thus the reason for providing those in quarantined districts with food to keep them healthy.
“We are aware of the fact that some of our brothers and sisters have kids that cannot eat rice and so we are sending the rice with cash so that they can use it to buy baby food,” he said and commended the Nigerian Community for their hard work.
Also, President of the Nigerian Community, Ernest Udeh, said he was thankful to God almighty that since the outbreak of the epidemic in May none of their brothers and sisters has contracted the disease.
“Nigerians are abiding to the preventive methods put out by the health experts and keeping away from those things that will expose us to contracting the virus. We are using the radio stations to sensitize our colleagues through our local languages,” he said.