Wife of the Delta State Governor, Dame Edith Okowa has continued to demonstrate her unflinching commitment towards changing lives in the state “one person at a time ” as encapsulated in the programmes of her pet project, O5 Initiative.
Dame Okowa in continuation of the activities to mark this year’s International Day of Charity, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, stormed Mile 5 Camp along Ugbolu-Illah road which comprises of Amattar Camp, Umuzam Camp and Mile 6 Camp respectively in a bid to ameliorate the plights of the people settling in the area.
The First Lady and her O5 team who were received by a large turn out of Men, Women, Youths and Children, donated different gift items ranging from bags of rice, tubers of yam, cartoons of tin tomatoes, cartons of noddles, bales of clothing materials, toiletries, cooking pots, children’s wears, shoes, Men and Women wears, window blinds, bed sheets and towels, ladies bags, shoes and scarfs, clothes for new born babies, food flasks, buckets, school bags among others.
Speaking during the colourful event, Dame Okowa enjoined them on the need to serve God with all their heart because He alone is the giver, provider and protector of all lives. “Many things are happening today, there is need to return to God and ask for mercy, now that we are alive and breathing, we have the opportunity to turn around “. She said.
The Governor’s wife who advised them to always look up to God because he has a way of blessing people in a special way also congratulated the Redeemed Pastor and his wife at the Camp for leading the people to Christ.
She said, “the gain in following God gives everlasting life with no regrets, Everything we are seeing today has been marked for destruction, the only thing we are going home with is our soul “.
Overwhelmed by the kind gesture, the camp residents who are predominantly Farmers, and immigrants from different States, commended Dame Edith Okowa for show of love towards them and showered prayers of God’s blessings and protection on her and the first family.
In his vote of thanks, the chairman and one of the early settlers of the Camp, Chief Ernest Anekwe thanked the Governor’s wife for identifying with them during the period of International Day of Charity and prayed that God will give her good health and protection.
He used the occasion to highlight some of their challenges which includes, re-occurring floods which destroys their homes and farms, lack of electricity, government school and good drinking water thereby pleaded to the state government to come to their aid.
The event also featured rendition of songs by Redeemed Women, Redeemed School, Government House Chapel Choir among others.