Coronavirus: How Man Utd Star Odion Ighalo Is Touching Lives In Nigeria

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Odion Ighalo (credit: Getty Images)

Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo is giving out cash and food items to people across Nigeria as the nation continues its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 is having a drastic effect on the country’s economy while several businesses and markets have been shut down to contain the spread of the virus.

In containing the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria, the Federal and State Governments have banned large gatherings exceeding 25 people while citizens have been urged to stay at home.

Aware of how the order might affect people,  Ighalo who is renowned for his humanitarian gesture in the country, resorted to cash giveaways on social media to help his fans stock up their homes.

Although it was conducted and supervised by his fan base, a token of 5,000 naira was given out to 10 people.

Aside from the online activity, Ighalo, through his fan base, took to the streets to distribute foodstuff to the less privileged on Friday. The package includes rice, salt, canned tomatoes. 

Ighalo who has enjoyed a bright start to life at Manchester United since his loan move from Shanghai Shenhua in January, owns an orphanage home that houses less privileged kids in Nigeria.

The 30-year-old has made eight appearances for the Red Devils since his arrival from China, scoring four goals in three starts so far.

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