A former Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay has donated food items to Isoko North Local Government Area of the state for onward distribution to the people of the area to cushion the effect of the lockdown to check spread of COVID-19.
He also donated food items to Children Revolutionary Foundation Orphanage in Irri, Isoko South Council Area of Delta State.
Specifically, he handed over 20 bags of beans, 110 tubers of yam and 15 numbers of 25litres of palm oil to the Chairman of Isoko North council, Mr. Emmanuel Egbabor for onward delivery to the very needy in the council area.
Besides, Macaulay who is the Director General of Warri, Uvwie and Environs Development Agency (WUEDA) handed over 15 bags of 50kg rice, five bags of beans and four numbers of 25litres of palm oil to Owhelogbo community to be shared by the indigent ones irrespective of their political leanings.
Receiving the items for the Council area at the secretariat in Ozoro, the Chairman who was represented by Mr. Onome Eboh commended Macaulay for the gesture and urged other well-meaning individuals from the area to emulate him.
Similarly, the President General of Owhelogbo community, Chief Owo Ovuakporie said the presentation of the food items was timely noting that since the lockdown the poorer segment of the society has been finding it difficult coping with feeding.
He applauded the efforts and urged the people to pray for Macaulay who incidentally is the Okiroro of Isoko nation.
It would be recalled that Macaulay had in the past one week sponsored the production and airing of radio jingles in Isoko and pidgin English sensitizing the people on the corona virus in radio stations across the state.
He also commissioned town criers to go round Isoko communities relaying the jingles in market and village squares in addition to the billboards mounted in strategic places for the same objective.