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DESOPADEC Donates Relief Materials To Flood Victims ~ Truth Reporters

By Isaiah Ogunye

The Office of the Commissioner Representing Isoko Ethnic Nationality on the board of DESOPADEC has provided relief materials to people who were displaced from their homes by the ravaging flood.

The internally displaced persons, IDPs who are camped in Alaka Secondary School, Ozoro, Isoko North Local Govt and Emede Grammar School, Emede, Isoko South Local Govt received the materials amidst jubilation and fanfare.

The Commissioner representing Isoko Ethnic Nationality, Dr Paul Oweh in his speech thanked the Delta State Government and particularly commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for being so magnanimous in service by his swift response to the challenge of the people.

He said whatever DESOPADEC was doing was just to compliment the state government as an interventionist agency, saying that the state government has been responsible for the care of the people since the camps were opened.

His words, "recall we were here yesterday to assess your needs and we promised to come back. Today, we are here to provide you with some materials to support you while you are here.

"We must thank our governor, His Excellency Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for his magnanimity and swift response to put up the camps and for taking care of you in terms of feeding and medical care. Ours as an interventionist agency is to compliment the effort of the state government.

"We will continue to support you until the flood recedes and you are resettled back to your homes," he said.

He further urged the camp commandant to ensure the materials brought are judiciously utilised to the benefit of the IDPs, adding that DESOPADEC will continue to support in any possible areas.

While congratulating those who delivered babies in the camps, he appealed to the medical team to pay special attention to the children and the over 150 pregnant women in both camps.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of DESOPADEC Chief Askia Ogieh who officially presented the materials, thanked the Governor saying "government is one. Whatever we do here, is from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa."

"I urge you all to remain strong and hopeful in this challenging moment as very soon the flood would recede. But ours is to ensure that you are happy, while you are here."

Materials presented in each of the camps include 100 mattresses, 35 bags of rice, 5 bags of beans, assorted food items, including vegetable oil, a cow amongst others. A set of baby kit containing baby bath, clothes and baby cosmetics and cash gift of fifty thousand naira was given to mothers who delivered in the camps.

The camps commandants in a vote of thanks appreciated the state government and thanked the DESOPADEC team for the support.

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