AUGUST 26, 2014 By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
As a demonstration of their concern and care for their quarantined nationals in Kenema and Bo, the Nigerian Community in Sierra Leone, in collaboration with the Nigeria High Commission, on Saturday 23rd August dispatched a truckload of food items to be distributed to their compatriots in the two districts.
Speaking to journalists at Ross Road in the east of the city, the president of the Nigerian Community in Sierra Leone, Ernest Udeh, said the union cares for all its members residing in the country and that they are willing and ready to support them whenever they are in need.
“That is why we have jointly worked with the Nigeria High Commission so as to provide some foodstuff for our fellow Nigerians that are being quarantined in Bo and Kenema,” he said, adding that similar gestures would be replicated in Kailahun and other parts of the country where Nigerian nationals may be part of homes being quarantined.
“Our next target is Kailahun and we will ensure that we meet all our brothers and sisters in those parts of the country,” he promised.
“The Ebola outbreak has put everything to a standstill in the country and it has destroyed many lives. We only give praise to God because since the outbreak we haven’t got any information that any of our brothers or sisters have contracted the virus. Our prayer now is for God to remove this disease in the country and the other affected West African countries.”
Also speaking, Consular Officer at the Nigeria High Commission, Miss Tayyibat Ahnuke Mohammed, said they would ensure they reach out to their brothers and sisters and give them the help they need.