From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha
Medical Director, Las Vegas Pain Institute, Dr Godwin Maduka has through his Foundation, commenced cash transfer to hundreds of widows in Anambra and beyond as part of measures to stem the biting hardship occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is in addition to other palliative measures he has rolled out for the 21 LGAs in Anambra state to care for the poor and people who bear the pain of the lockdown during this challenging times.
The program powered by Godwin Maduka Foundation sends instant cash of N10,000 randomly to widows after answering some questions and identification through a live phone-in programme in a popular radio station based in Onitsha.
Dr Maduka in a remark said the gesture is part of his personal contributions to see that the negative effect of the Covid- 19 on the economy do not hit so hard on the most vulnerable
He said the cash transfer is an initiative to reach out to as many widows who because of the lockdown are unable to be part of his food stuff distribution in the state
In a recent article he sent in from US, Maduka has urged wealthy Individuals to support government in their quest to care for the sick and weak in the society. According to him,this is a time to care, love and a time to spread hope.