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COVID-19: Delta Commissioner for Works donates food items to communities

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Delta State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye on Monday distributed food items as palliatives to residents of Okpe Local Government Area (LGA) of the State.

The distribution was the second phase of the palliative measure by the Commissioner to assist the people of Okpe during the lockdown to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Augoye, while distributing the food items in Opuraja, said the effort was aimed at cushioning the effect of the state government’s stay-at-home order.

The Commissioner stressed the need for all Deltans to always comply with the stay at home directive of the State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.

He advised Deltans to always adhere to regular handwashing, use of hand sanitizers, social distancing, and other guidelines emplaced by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.

During the distribution of the 150 bags of 50kg rice, Media Aide to the Commissioner, Obaro Egagifo hinted that the Commissioner had earlier distributed sanitizers and bags of rice across some households in his immediate community of Jeddo, Ugbokodo and Ughoton before the lockdown.

He added that the Commissioner decided to extend the gesture to the entire Okpe LGA in the second phase to meet the needs of most vulnerable people residing in Okpe.

He said the palliative measure was in line with the passionate appeal by Governor Okowa on well-meaning Deltans to extend a hand of support to the vulnerable within their localities.

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