Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial zone has started the distribution of palliatives  as part of measures to alleviate the hardship and cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging Ndi Anambra.

To this end, he says he has commenced the distribution of palliatives to the good people of Anambra across the 21 Local Government Areas in our state.

Moving forward he said he is aware that the present situation is deeply an unsettling and difficult time for his people, as the disruption of their daily sources of livelihood and economic activities have incurred a huge and devastating impact on their ability to meet their most basic needs.
Senator Ubah stressesd that it was on that note he had to combine public health efforts with palliative measures so as to prevent hunger/food insecurity from creating further health and social challenges in our state.

The palliatives include:
26,000 bags of 5kg rice
11,200 bags of 5kg garri
9,400 cartons of tummy tummy noodles
6,000 bottles of cooking oil
32,000 bottles of hand sanitizers
65,000 disposable face masks
8,000 washable face masks
2,000 bags of 25kg garri
500 bags of 25kg rice
42 thermometers and
62 tricycles

While apologizing for his unavoidable absence, he wished to assure Anambrarians that he has provided capable hands and structures that will ensure equitable distribution of these palliatives across the nooks and crannies of Anambra.

He thanked the Executive Governor of Anambra State; His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano for his commitment towards tackling this enormous challenge with courage, resolve and determination.

Senayor Ubah also acknowledged Anambra Progressives with profound gratitude, for selflessly volunteering their time and resources to our noble initiative that will provide a long lasting solution to the COVID-19 scourge and the post pandemic era; by the grace of God, as his projects will be unveiled subsequently.

He stated that come what may, he will keep doing his best to touch lives positively irrespective of the precarious economic situation in the country.

Conclusively, Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah urged the good people of Anambra to always remember to:
- Practice social distancing;
- Wash your hands regularly or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers;
- Avoid touching your face;
- Self-isolate if you have been in contact with a confirmed case
- Call the NCDC hotlines for Anambra State (08030953771, 08117567363 and 08145434416) if you notice symptoms;
- Above all, he advised that everyone should Keep praying for our state as well as remain disciplined in obeying the Authorities and keep trusting in God.