By Stephanie Ikanone——
Delta State Oil Producing Development Commission DESOPADEC in fulfillment of his mandate to the host community has donated food items to flood victims in Sapele and Ethiope West Local government areas.
TheDESOPADEC team led by the Commissioner representing Sapele, Ethiope West , and Okpe Local Government Area on the Board, Hon.Joyce Overah , on Friday donated food items to victims who were affected by flood in Sapele and Ethiope West local government area.
The affected victims from Sapele and Ethiope West local government received rice, groundout oil, indomie, yams, sachet tomatoes, salts , soaps, and they expressed appriciation to the state government and the board of DESOPADEC.
While presenting the relief items to the victims Hon. Overah commended the State Governor, His Excellency Senator Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, saying that whatever he was doing was to compliment the governor’s effort of ensuring prosperity for all Deltans, and that the items presented to the victims was to ameliorate the problems that the flood has cause them.
Overah express sadness over the unfortunate incident, he however took sucour in the fact that the situation is not what the board cannot handle, hence the commission has come to give modest support to flood victim.
He implored the affected victims to manage whatever relief material that they have receive from the Board.
One of the affected flood victim, Mrs Josephine Epete thanked Governor Okowa and Hon. Overah for their kind gesture and assistance , she prayed that the good Lord in his infinite mercies will bless them immensely and keep them safe at all time.
Another flood victim, Mr Samuel Ahwe who could not hide his joy, sang praises to God Almighty for using Hon. Overah to put smile on their faces.
Chief Robert Eyarefe, another affected flood victim from Oghareki thanked the DESOPADEC for the kind gesture.
In his words; “I have been hearing of DESOPADEC given out assistance to people, but today I am a witness to this testimony. I want to thank Dr Senator Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa for appointing such a wonderful and concern CommissIoner to represent us. God bless you sir,” he added.
Mrs Jane Okiemute thanked Hon. Commissioner for visiting them and coming to their rescue at a time like this, she expressed her satisfaction over the concern shown by the Board and saying that indeed Ogharefe has a good representative on the Board.
Present during the ceremony include coordinator of Sapele DESOPADEC staffs Mrs Okpegwa Rachael, Mr Samuel Biokoro, Mr Raymond Overah, Mr Fortune Sajere, Mr Edafe Matthew, Mr Eyankwaire Amos, Mr Remi Ogubamela, Mr Jackson Umukoro, and a host of other dignatries.