Medical Director of Las Vegas Pain Institute, Dr. Godwin Maduka has, through his Foundation, commenced cash transfer to hundreds of widows in Anambra State and beyond as part of measures to stem the biting hardship occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic.
This is in addition to other palliative measures he has rolled out for the 21 local government areas in Anambra State to care for the poor and people who bear the pain of the lockdown during this challenging times.
The programme, 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.
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The US-based philanthropist, in a remark, said the gesture was 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 was 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 United States, Dr. Maduka 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”.