Thursday, May 14, 2020

Okwagbe Indigenes in Diaspora Donates Stimulus Package

Okwagbe Indigenes in Diaspora Donates Stimulus Package

Okwagbe lndigenes in Diaspora have donated palliatives to the people of Okwagbe community in Ughelli South Local Government Area, LGA, of Delta State.

The items include three cows ,hand sanitizers and plastic buckets for regular hand washing.

 Mr. Japhet Efakpokrire, President of Okwagbe lndigenes in Diaspora, while making the presentation at the Community Town Hall in Otor Okwagbe (Okwagbe lnland ), said the group made up of indigenes based in Warri, Asaba, Lagos ,Abuja, and abroad found it necessary to support their kith and kins.

While speaking on the need to observe physical distancing, he advised the community executive to always educate people on the need to avoid large gatherings. He said "This donation is a gesture of our goodwill towards our people. We have come to give the little that we have. I advise the community leadership to use their good office to share everything equitably as they adhere strictly to regular use of sanitizers provided to check the spread of the pandemic. May I also call on other Okwagbe lndigenes in Diaspora to contribute to the diaspora purse so that we can do more for our people”.

Olorogun Okiemute Oviri Okwagbe (JP), the Coordinator of the project, who is also the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okowa on Community Liaison, said the donation was done to support Governor Okowa who distributed palliatives to his people at Okwagbe from the state food bank.

He further explained that "lt is not good to leave everything for the governor who has been working round the clock with the SMART Agenda to create a stronger Delta. Governor Okowa, having done so much for Okwagbe people in particular and Deltans in general, we the lndigenes of the community in Diaspora decided to support the state government laudable effort in trying to combat the spread of Covid – 19 pandemic.”

While stressing the need to comply with NCDC guidelines, he assured the people that the scourge will soon be over. He maintained that the Okwagbe Diaspora Group will continue to make this kind of gesture.

Mr. Abel Eyube, Deputy Coordinator of the Project, said one of cows would be given to Waterside while Otor-Okwage (Okwagbe lnland) would receive two. Eyube further adviced that no one should short changed in the sharing process.

Mr. Stephen Oshomedje, President-General of Otor-Okwage ( Okwagbe lnland), who officially received the items in his speech expressed joy over the gesture. He said:”Having done this for us , my prayer for Okwagbe lndigenes in Diaspora, is that God Almighty should grant them favour for more blessings. May our lndigenes in Diaspora be recognised and given choice appointments in all tiers of government so that they can develop Okwagbe community , Ughelli South LGA and Delta State in general”.

Comrade Sunday Turu Oyibo, President General of Okwagbe Waterside, represented by Mr. Benjamin Origbon and Mr. Austin Veso Oviri, Otor-Okwagbe Community Spokesman, commended the group for the gesture.

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