-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA:
Managing Director/CEO of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Bashorun Askia Ogieh has brought respite to people who have fled their various homes as a result of the increasing flood in parts of Delta State.
Bashorun Askia and his DESOPADEC team, paid a surprise visit to IDP camp in Emede with relief materials and varieties of consumable items including foams, vegetable oil, rice, beans, instant noodles, garri, yams and very fat cow was given to the camp.
The presentation by the MD/CEO DESOPADEC, Bashorun Askia and commissioner representing Isoko ethnic Nationality, Dr Paul Oweh, Hon Godspower Obaro, Chief Lawrence Eduje and others.
Bashorun Askia had also ensured that officials of the Commission reach out to the displaced persons in their mandate areas to assuage their pains.
There was jubilation and expressions of joy at the various IDP Camps.
In Ndokwa West and Ndokwa East Local Government Areas respectively, the trio of the ED Social Services, Barr. Leonard Anoka and the two Members representing Ndokwa Nation, Hon Ikechukwu Akozor and Dr Samuel Ochonogor Ossai, presented relief materials, saying that DESOPADEC as an Interventionist Agency has the interest of the People at heart.
At the three IDP camps located in Patani Local Government Area, the Executive Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Ambassador Shadrach Agediga and Commissioner representing Ijaw Ethnic Nationality on the Board of DESOPADEC, Dr. Paul Bebenimibo were on hand.
Relief materials distributed by DESOPADEC at the different camps include Bags of Rice, Bags of Beans, Bags of Garri, Tubers of Yam, Cantons of Indomie, Sleeping Foams and blankets, Live Cows, Packs of Sugar etc
The Coordinators at the various camps expressed gratitude for the kind gesture of DESOPADEC.