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Covid-19: Okoh Donates Palliatives To Individuals, Groups In Ika South, Commends Okowa

The Majority Whip of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Festus Okoh, has restated his commitment towards the state government’s efforts at cushioning the effects of Coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Hon Okoh who represents Ika South in the House, gave the assurance while making donations and distribution of palliatives to individuals and groups in Ika South as part of measures to help address the issue of hunger in the locality.

Lawmaker donated half a million naira each to Agbor Community Union, ACU and Concerned Agbor Citizens, CAC, in support of the food banks established in Agbor, while Onu Ika Nigeria, a pan-Ika socio-cultural group got One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira for its campaign against Covid-19.

Hon Okoh also distributed food items valued over thirty millions naira, including bags of Rice, Beans and Garri, cartons of Noddles, Groundnut oil and cash in the constituency with special attention to the vulnerable, widows and physically challenged persons.

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The Lawmaker who is the Chairman, House Committee on Transport, also purchased additional 500 cartons of Noddles to the state government’s food bank in Ika South and presented half a million naira to an orphanage in Agbor for purchase of food items and for other need of the home, including payment of the tuition fees for the inmates.

Hon Okoh said the numerous gestures were aimed at alleviating the challenges faced by constituents following the lockdown imposed by government as a measure to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

He paid glowing tributes to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his selfless efforts towards containing the spread of the virus in the state, stressing that the proactive actions by the Governor had helped in the management of the pandemic in the state.

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Hon Okoh enjoined the people of Ika South local government area to remain law abiding and shun the temptation of disregarding government directives on the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Lawmaker also commended the efforts of sons and daughters of Ika South who had contributed to the wellbeing of the people since the lockdown which he said had held to put smiles on the faces of the people.

He expressed optimism that the pains caused by the deadly Coronavirus pandemic would soon be a thing of the past in order for the people to return to their normal lives.

At an interactive session with the executives and members of various Community-based Security groups in Agbor, Hon Festus Okoh commended them for their dedication to duty, especially during this era of Covid-19 pandemic.

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“Government is aware of the positive results achieved so far in the complementary role that all of you are playing not only in the fight against crime in our communities but also in the enforcement of the Covid-19 lockdown order. I urged you to endeavor to remain committed and stay safe by washing your hands regularly with flowing water and soap and never to forget to maintain social distance while discharging your duties at this critical time”. Okoh advised.

The high point of the interactive session was presentation of 75 cartons of noodles to the the community based security outfits.

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