LAGOS ISLAND, ITAFAJI, JUNE 27TH, 2020 – United Way Greater Nigeria (UWGN) in partnership with American Business Council provides palliatives containing staple food, hygiene products and face masks to the elderly in Itafaji Community.  

The Day of Action is an annual day of service where local United Ways with the support of organizations and individual volunteers fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. With the support of American Business Council, United Way Greater Nigeria provides over 200 elders with food and hygiene item which will make a real difference in their lives.

Countries all over the world are working effortlessly to address the COVID-19 pandemic and the issues that have arisen as a result. At a time like this when critical relief is needed in the country and beyond, individuals and organizations need to join forces to alleviate the burden on its people and attend to the basic needs of the society. This is why United Way Greater Nigeria has partnered with American Business Council to provide care packages to the most vulnerable in society, the elderly, as they are the most endangered during this pandemic and may not have access to adequate care.

“Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way Greater Nigeria with the support of corporate organizations and individuals have been supporting families and individuals in vulnerable communities. We understand that there are more individuals and families facing ongoing challenges, specifically in the areas of putting food on the table and this is why we call for more partnerships to help alleviate their difficulties.” – Executive Director, Kamil Bakare.

The American Business Council understand the challenges the average Nigerian faces in the new normal and alongside its member Halliburton and partner United Way Nigeria, have made a considerable donation to alleviate the difficulties at the Ita Faji Community. We remain committed to supporting the livelihood of persons in challenged communities and collaborating with government to drive economic recovery post – COVID-19  initiatives. – Executive/CEO Margaret Olele