-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Prosper EDO/Albert OGRAKA:
The President of Bashorun Askia Foundation, Odio Bashorun Askia Ogieh, FCNA, CrFA, on Thursday, April 23, 2020, presented sundry Food Items to members of the Delta State Commercial Motorcycle and Tricycle Operators Association, popularly known as Okada and Keke Riders, and Non-Indigenes in Isoko South and North Locak Government Area of Delta State, to help cushion the effect of the lockdown caused by the Corona Virus Pandemic.
Bashorun Askia, who is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (DESOPADEC), also made presentations on behalf of the Foundation to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Isoko South and North LGA .
The brief ceremony which was held at the Isoko Development Union (IDU) Secretariat, Oleh Roundabout was graced by the President General of IDU, High Chief Iduh Amadhe, Isoko North LGA Council Chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Egbabor, Isoko South LGA Council Chairman represented by the Secretary to the Local Government Mr. Obrogo Dennis Kola JP, Delta State House of Assembly members, Hon. Ferguson Ajiroghene Onwo and Hon. Kenneth Ogba Isoko South Constituency 2 and 1 respectively.
Bashorun Askia said the Okada and Keke riders are set of people that have been greatly affected as a result of the lockdown because they belong to the set of people who live on daily work, unlike monthly salary earners.
Speaking on behalf of the Okada and Keke Riders, the Chairman of Isoko North Chapter of the Association, Comrade Aboma Victor expressed deep appreciation for the kind gesture and prayed for the UDU of Isoko Nation.
The Foundation also presented 100 bags of Rice, 100 Cartons of Indomie Noodles and 100 Gallons of Groundnut Oil to the Christian Association of Nigeria Isoko South and North LGA which was received by His Lord Bishop of Oleh Diocese Bishop John Aruakpor with prayers from the clergymen present.
The President General of IDU, High Chief Iduh Amadhe on behalf of the Isoko People thanked the DESOPADEC MD/CEO and prayed to God to replenish his pocket a million fold.