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Kakanfo Inn and Conference Center Distributes Palliatives to Households in the Kudeti Area of Ibadan
Jul 06, 2020 / Comments / by Staff Writer
Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre on Saturday July 4, 2020, distributed foodstuffs to 100 indigent households in the Kudeti area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The company elected to invite the head of the family, Mogaji Tunde Aboderin, to coordinate the efforts within the community.

According to the head of the Aboderin family, Chief Olutunde Aboderin, the palliatives distribution was aimed at cushioning the effects of the harsh economy made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mogaji, in an address at the Lekan Are ICT Centre, Saint David’s Anglican Church, Kudeti, Ibadan, said, “This is not the first time that Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre is doing this." This initiative is to cushion the effects of the harsh economy on the old indigent residents of Kudeti community.

Ordinarily, the founder of the hotel, late Dr Lalekan Are, would want to touch the lesser privileged at a time like this if he was still alive.

It is a way of giving back to the society. This is also a way of keeping the legacy of the founder of Kakanfo Inn and Conference Centre alive. It is the company’s way of being involved and doing our bit in assisting the poor indigent residents.

We implore our people to desist from turning deaf ears to advice. It is disappointing that many of our people still hold the notion that COVID-19 is the disease of the affluent.”

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Rukayat Hammed, who spoke on behalf of others, described the gesture by the hotel company as well directed.  She said, “Times are hard. This is a good step. It is a big relief for us and we pray to God to bless the givers.”

The Operations Manager of the hotel, Oreoluwa Esan, said, “Basically, what we gave was in the light of the COVID-19 scourge. This time, we decide to come to the aid of the older people who are presently feeling the pressure of these difficult times. We still hope to do some more.”

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According to the 2006 census, Ibadan has a population of 1,338,659