The Chinese community in Nigeria has donated food items to some low-income earners and orphanages in Lagos.
Eric Ni, chairman of the Chinese Industrial and Commercial Enterprises Association and Huaxing Arts Troupe Nigeria, who led the group during the donation, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Mr Ni, during the donation on Saturday, said the event was the continuation of the group’s family support programme.
He added that the donations were made in the slums of Ajegunle and Oworosoki in Lagos, gifting low-income households bags of rice, groundnut oil, cartons of noodles, spaghetti, face masks and other items.
According to him, the Bethesda Home for the Blind in Surulere, which doubles as a school, benefited from the donations.
Ten bags of 50kg rice, four bags of 25kg rice, nine gallons of 25 litres of groundnut oil, packs of spaghetti, cartons of noodles, face masks, and N500,000 were donated, said the statement.
“This is not the first time, around 2017, the Chinese community purchased a giant Mikano generator, computers, musical equipment and a lot of other things to this orphanage,” the group disclosed. “We live and conduct our businesses here in Nigeria, so this is our way of showing love to the communities that host us.”
Loi Koon, a member of the group, explained that “the Chinese community in Nigeria wish to express our love to every Nigerian.”
“Whether you are black or white, a Muslim or a Christian, we wish you all a prosperous new year,” stated Mr Koon.
In appreciation, the director of the orphanage and school, Chioma Ohakwe, thanked the Chinese community for their support.