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Group donates foodstuffs to Osun workers

The CITA Foundation has donated 600 bags of rice and 100
bags of beans to local government workers and some
pensioners in Osun Statement.

The gesture, according to the group, was aimed at
alleviating the suffering of the workers due to the non-
payment of their salaries for months.

The distribution of the foodstuffs to the beneficiaries which
was carried out at the residence of the founder of the
foundation, Thomas Ogungbangbe, was the response of the
group to the appeal made by the Chairman of the Nigeria

Labour Congress, Osun State chapter, Mr. Jacob Adekomi,
to public-spirited Nigerians and Non-Governmental
Organisations to assist the workers in the state.

Ogungbangbe said the gesture was devoid of politics
because the group just decided to assist the workers and
pensioners who were going through hardship as a result of
the salary issue. He stated that the gesture would give them
respite from hunger.

He said, “In response to the need of our people in this
daunting global economic situation, Nigeria and Osun are
not in isolation and this has further trickled down to local

The Executive Secretary of CITA, Mr. Ola Azeez, stated that
the initial plan of the foundation was to use the secretariat
of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees for
the distribution of the foodstuffs but he said the gesture
was misconstrued.

The Deputy President of NULGE in the state, Kehinde
Ogungbamigbe, expressed appreciation to the foundation
for coming to assist local government workers in their time
of hardship.

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