-From Albert OGRAKA:
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh, has expressed thanks to God for seeing Deltans through the flood period.
He also expressed gratefulness to the state governor, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa CON, for his support.
The four DESOPADEC-sponsored IDP camps were located at Oleh, Ashaka, Okwagbe and Evwreni.
Bashorun Askia said that the proactive steps taken by the Commission, was in fulfilment of DESOPADEC’s corporate responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of citizens at the mandate area.
A statement titled, “As Flood IDPs Return Home” and signed by Bashorun Askia Ogieh reads:
“After about 40 days under our care, we are delighted to see the over 6,000 victims of the recent flood disaster return to their various communities as we wound down the four DESOPADEC-sponsored IDP camps at Oleh, Ashaka, Okwagbe and Evwreni, over the weekend.
“Providing all essentials – from the holding camp itself to beddings, foods, medicals, ante-natal and post-natal services, learning, play and sports facilities and equipment, security and other conveniences – was in fulfilment of our corporate responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of citizens of our mandate area.
“Though we cannot possibly replace all that they surely have lost, we are delighted to have put smiles on their faces with the further provision of financial support to ease their settling back.
“Our greatest joy, however, is that, acting together, we replaced their sorrow with joy, their despair with hope and they now have gone back to resume their normal life with strength.
“In all this, we are most thankful to God for seeing us all through the difficult period and also grateful to His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa CON, for his support.”
Meanwhile, birth of six babies were recorded at the DESOPADEC-sponsored IDP camps, where Chief Prosper Edo is the camp administrator and supported by well trained professional doctors and nurses.
The first delivery of twins (two girls) was on Wednesday 26th October, 2022, at St. Michael’s College Oleh, Isoko South LGA of Delta State by a 30 years old Mrs. Esther Tech, a 30 from Igbide residing in Room 6 while the second childbirth was a baby girl by Mrs. Solomon Joy (30 years old) from Uzere residing in Room 7.
The third delivery of fist boy was from Mrs. Solomon Ome Joy (31 years) from Uzere/Igbide residing in room 1.
Mrs. Lauretta Godbless (25 years) from Iyede-Ame residing in room 15 was delivered of a bouncing baby girl.
The birth of a bouncing baby Boy from Mrs. John Oke (23 years) from Onogbokor residing in room 19 became the fifth successful delivery at the camp clinic.
The sixth delivery was a bouncing baby boy from Mrs. Ewomazino Friday (23 years) from Iyede-Ame residing in room 16.
All the deliveries took place in the well equipped Clinic in the camp by experienced DESOPADEC medical team.
Chief Prosper Edo, the Camp Administrator, was on ground to ensure the success story.