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Delta awards N18m to
victims of communal crisis
By Barth Ozah
DELTA State Government has awarded over N18 million to victims of communal crisis in Ibrede, Ndokwa East Local Government Area, five years after crisis rocked the agrarian community.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barr Chiedu Ebie, who made the donations on behalf of the state government, charged the people to appreciate the importance of peace and employ dialogue rather than violence, in resolving conflict.
He stated that Delta state government realized that, following the crisis that resulted in wanton destruction of properties, there was a need to assist affected members of the community to enable them begin life anew.
“To that effect the Governor was gracious enough, having reviewed the situation, to make an approval for N300, 000 each for 54 persons, who were affected in the unfortunate incident. In addition to that, there were four families that also got N500, 000 each.
The SSG harped on the continuity of government, stressing that the Okowa’s administration would continue its good deeds in the overall interest of the people of Delta State.
…Honour two corp members with award
TWO Corp members who distinguished themselves in their Community Development Projects in their place of posting during the 2018 service year has been presented with the awards of honour by the Delta State Government.
Barr. Chiedu Ebie, the Secretary to the State Government SSG, who presented the honour on behalf of the state governor said government will continue to support the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) scheme in the State so that it can meet the objectives for which it was established.
He said the importance of the Scheme cannot be overemphasized as it has unified every part of the country through cultural integration of the participants of the scheme which was the original idea of the founding Fathers of the programme.
Ebie who is the Chairman of the NYSC Governing Board assured the NYSC management that the state government would ensure that Corp members posted to the State to serve would be well catered for even as he said the government had provided a lot of facilities for the NYSC Area office in the South- South Zone located in Asaba and also at the NYSC Orientation camp in Issele-uku, Aniocha North LGA.
He congratulated the recipients of the Award and urged other Corp members serving in the state to emulate the exemplary character exhibited by the recipients of the Award.
Earlier, the Area Coordinator of the NYSC South-South Area Office, Mr. Omotade Ayodele thanked the State Government for the support given to the Delta State NYSC office and assured that the objectives of the scheme as propagated by the Founding Fathers would not be compromised.
Highlights of the event was the presentation of cheques to the recipients of the NYSC Delta State Honors Award by the SSG on behalf of the State government.
The recipient of the award are Dr. Udo-Ubong Nkereuwem who served in Assumption Catholic Hospital, Warri in Warri South LGA and Mr. Igbato Dominic who served in Ugbodu Secondary School in Aniocha North LGA.