The Isoko North Local Government has commenced the distribution of Delta State Government aid packages over the weekend.
These packages, intended to alleviate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal for the state’s residents, include the first batch of 696 bags of rice, sent via mini trucks for distribution among the 20 wards in the local government.
Dr. Paul Oweh (Esq.), the project coordinator who distributed the items at his residence in Emevor, supervised the process and expressed gratitude to the government under Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori for the initiative.
He promised a fair distribution of the items to the ward coordinators, ensuring a swift delivery to the local people.
Oweh explained that the state government provided the councils with a distribution format, which has been passed on to the ward coordinators.
Each ward in the local government area is set to receive 33 bags of 50kg rice, with more supplies on the way.
The distribution strategy prioritizes those most affected, including people with disabilities, widows, and vulnerable households, as well as the elderly.
Oweh extended his thanks to the governor for his thoughtfulness, assuring the state government and the local people of ethical and accountable distribution due to the reliable character of the ward coordinators.
“On behalf of Isoko people, i thank our dear Governor for this gesture. The people of Isoko North are happy to receive these items. Even as we hope for more to come, I am assuring the state government and the people of Isoko North of proper accountability as the ward coordinators are persons of trusted character”, he said.
Chief Frank Ozue, the Vice Chairman of Isoko North, expressed his gratitude to the governor and reassured that the aid would be distributed fairly and used effectively by the people.
“We thank His Excellency, the Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori for this kind initiative. The palliatives have come at the right time. I want to assure that the rice and every other item to be supplied would be distributed equally to the 20 LGAs. Everything will be put to good use to the benefit of all “, he declared.
Comrade Palmer Ogheneyole, the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on New Media, who observed the exercise in Isoko North, stated that the aid is for all Delta state residents, regardless of political party, religion, ethnicity, or belief. He urged the ward coordinators to adhere to the distribution guidelines.
“This initiative is in line with the Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori’s policy thrust of putting the interest of Deltans ahead of any other consideration. The Governor has consistently stated that he is a Governor for all and that his policies and programmes will at all times, positively impact Deltans in one way or the other.
“In view of the foregoing, I am stating here emphatically that no one should be exempted from these deliveries on the ground of party affiliation. The palliatives are for all Deltans and every coordinator from the state to the unit must follow the already designed distribution template for optimum delivery”, he said.