Not less than 643 staff of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has received food items donated by the Kwara State Government as palliatives to cushion the effect of the lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Food items include 200 bags of 5kg Rice, 100 bags of 10kg Garri and 50 bags of 5kg Sugar.

The Deputy Registrar, General Services, UNILORIN, Mrs Maymunat Zakariyya who was in charge of the distribution said the donation was in response to the institution's request for support.

“The Management of the University of Ilorin headed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem had, in its letter of commiseration with the Kwara State government on the Global COVID-19 pandemic, requested the state government to kindly extend the distribution of the Federal Government palliatives to its low cadre staff to ease their economic situation in this period of the lockdown."

She said the beneficiaries were workers in the Consolidated Tertiary Institution Salary Structure (CONTISS) 1 and 2, and other departmental staff of the University.

Mrs Zakariyya expressed gratitude to the staff of the Bursary Stores who ensured the distribution was without stress.

Mr Ajadi Suleiman, one of the beneficiaries, praised the Government and the University management for the food items.

What the government has done is a good thing. We should all receive whatever gets to us with joy and happiness as it will do us a lot of good”.

The Assistant Registrar, General Services Office, Mrs. Helen Olubiyo; Supervisor, Mr. J. J. Bello; and the Assistant Supervisor, Mr. Tunde Balogun were present at the event.


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