The Member Representing Isoko South 2 Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon (Chief) Ferguson Onwo has donated half a million naira towards the containment of Coronavirus in Isoko nation.
The amount was handed over to the Committee set up by leaders of Isoko nation to coordinate and manage donations for the fight against Covid-19 in Isoko North and South local government areas.
Hon Onwo said the gesture was in addition to his earlier efforts since the outbreak of the virus in Nigeria, including sponsorship of a Radio program to sensitize the people on the deadly Covid-19 and other awareness campaigns.
The Lawmaker who is the Chairman, House Committee on Housing and Women Affairs, stated that apart from the cash donation to the Committee, he is also reaching out to numerous indigent and vulnerable constituents to help cushion the effects of the lockdown in the state.
He pointed out the need for every stakeholders within and outside Isoko nation to support the work of the Bishop John Aruakpor’s led Committee as the task before it was enormous.
Hon Onwo said the restriction of movement order by the state government as a measure to control the spread of the Coronavirus to the state was a step in the right direction and commended his constituents for obeying the order.
He explained that leaders of Isoko nation were not unmindful of the possible impacts of the government’s directive, hence the setting up of the Committee made up of well meaning personalities of Isoko ethnic nationality to manage the effects on the people.
Hon Onwo maintained that the work of the Committee towards curtailing the dreaded virus in Isoko land and cushioning the effect of the restriction of movement order would compliment the state government efforts in that regard.
The Lawmaker charged his constituents to remain law abiding at all times, saying that the period is so inconveniencing but expressed optimism that it will soon pass over the people.