By Isa Isawade

As economic hardship occasioned by the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to threaten human life in Nigeria, Swifts Networks Limited on Thursday distributed relief items to Lagosians.

As part of its contribution towards containing the scourge, the company distributed Food items, Hand Sanitizers and Face Masks to members of the public within the environs of its Victoria Island and Ogba, Ikeja offices.

According to its Managing Director Charles Anudu, Well over 10,000 persons benefited from the exercise.

He stated that the company had to be its brother’s keeper, particularly during difficult times like this.

“Considering that more than 80% of Nigerians struggle daily to be able to put food on the table, a lot of such were further challenged and severely constrained by the lock-down. As such, we felt it was also our responsibility to extend a helping hand to the most vulnerable in our society”, Anudu said in a press statement on Thursday in Lagos.

The distribution was supervised by personnel from relevant security and health agencies in the state.

Recipients were also educated on the need to regularly observe safety measures like constant hand washing, use of hand sanitizers, use of face masks, personal hygiene, social distancing and hospital visit if they feel unwell.

Swift Networks Limited is a facilities-based telecommunications services provider in Nigeria.