The Embassy of Lebanon in cooperation with its Lebanese community in Abuja has initiated a Voluntary Fund to donate food items and consumable products to the FCT Task Force on COVID-19.
Mr. Houssam Diab, the Ambassador of Lebanon to Nigeria together with a group of representatives of the Lebanese community in the FCT, met with the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello, on Wednesday 22, April 2020, to hand over the donations consisting of the following items:
Rice 6000 bags 5kg ,Flour 600 bags 50kg, Spaghetti 500 cartons , Tomato paste 800 cartons , Soya oil 3000 pieces / 250 cartons, Palm oil 1875 pieces / 150 cartons, Indomie 3900 carton, Soap 455 cartons, Water 2000 cartons.
This initiative by the Lebanese community towards their fellow Nigerian sisters and brothers residing in the FCT, is meant to alleviate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the livelihood of the most vulnerable amongst the Nigerian FCT population, and to further consolidate the palliative measures taken by the Honorable FCT Minister and his task force in this respect.
The move complements similar donation initiatives that have been taken by the Lebanese community in Nigeria at large and in Lagos, Kano and Portharcourt in particular, as a token of loyalty and appreciation from the Lebanese community to their second country Nigeria and to the great people of Nigeria who have embraced them as their own.
The Embassy of Lebanon in Abuja together with the Lebanese community take this opportunity to thank His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari , the Federal Government , the Honorable Minister Mallam Muhammed Bello and the FCT team for their exceptional efforts confronting the Corona Virus pandemic while keeping the FCT and Nigeria safe.