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THE Okobaro of Ughievwen Kingdom in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State, HRM Matthew Ediri Egbi JP, Owhawha II has presented food items as palliatives to indigenes and residents of the kingdom to cushion the hard effect caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The traditional ruler while presenting the various items to the leaders of the thirty-three communities that make Ughievwen Kingdom said the twenty-eight days lockdown declared by the Delta State Government to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the state though necessary brought untold hardship to residents of the state.
He noted that, most residents are yet to recover from the economic hardship caused by the lockdown few weeks after it has been relaxed partially.
The monarch disclosed that, to cushion the hardship caused by the lockdown on indigenes and residents of Ughievwen Kingdom, he mobilized his chiefs, religious ministers, sons and daughters of Ughievwen both home and abroad to expresshumane love and support the current initiatives of government across boards.
He explained that the palliatives will be distributed through the community heads to the people and urged them not to divert the items, adding that, vulnerable persons in the communities will benefit from the gesture.
The traditional ruler commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his efforts in containing the spread of the virus in the state and in taking care of infected persons.
The monarch urged his subjects not to see the lifting of the lockdown as the end of coronavirus but should adhere to the precautionary measures stipulated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, in order to stay safe.
The Otota of Ughievwen Kingdom, Chief Matthew Shaire said the palliatives were meant to complement the efforts of the Delta State Government in the fight against covid-19.
The Chairman of Ughelli South local government, Dr Richard Kofi represented by the Secretary to the local government, Sir Joseph Oghenebrorhie commended the Okobaro and his chiefs for the gesture, noting that, it will no doubt put smiles on the faces of the beneficiaries.
In an interview some of the community leaders thanked the Okobaro and all donors for the gesture, stressing that it will help alleviate their suffering.
Items presented include several bags of rice, beans, garri, cartons of noodles and tubers of yam.