In its bid to cushion the effects of Covid-19 pandemic ravaging countries of the world in recent time, the Management of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State has donated food items and other protective items to its Host Communities .
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu while making the donation, noted that Covid-19 pandemic has made life unbearable for a large number of households as it has affected their means of livelihoods, thus, the need for the University to show empathy by giving its widow’s mite to them.
“The pandemic has ravaged our world so much that many families have suffered lost of livelihood, jobs or cut-in income,” Prof. Arigbabu noted.
He further added that, “In our little way, the University has donated two truck loads of rice, beans and garri with the production of 200ml pocket size hand sanitizers as well as large number of face masks for the aged and children in the University Host Communities”.
The Chairman of the TASUED Host Community Association, Chief M.O. Taiwo while receiving the items on behalf of the Host Communities, commended the University Management for its kind gesture
“Words alone cannot be enough to
express our profound appreciation to the University”, Chief Taiwo noted.
He further added that, “people who think that those in the University belong to a certain class and cannot be reached, we now realise that they really have human feelings and can relate very well with our fears and feelings. It is of note that they are indeed our friends in good times and in bad times”, he added.
The host community association comprises of 18 different villages within and around the University.
Other members of the Management team at the presentation ceremony includes the Ag. Registrar, Mr. Tunde Oduwole; the University Librarian, Mrs. Sola Oyesiku; Director, Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance, (DAPQA), Prof. Niran Adetoro, Secretary Host Community Association and Mr. Tope Olukoya among others.