DESOPADEC Board Members’ Wives Bring Succour To Over 100 Aged Persons In Warri

Fourth from left Mrs. Maureen Nani, next Mrs. Flora Ochonoghor and wives of members of DESOPADEC Board

 

By Elohor Foghola

 

In a bid to mitigate the effects of poverty and make life more meaningful in the oil-bearing communities in Delta State, the wives of members of the Board of DESOPADEC, led by Mrs. Maureen Nani, have provided cash donations, food, medical supplies, and other humanitarian items worth several millions of naira to the elderly in Warri and other riverine communities in Delta state.

 

Mrs. Maureen Nani and Mrs. Flora Ochonogor, accompanied by the wives of other members of the Board on Friday visited the Catholic Old People’s Home at Bowen Avenue, Warri South Local Government Area.

 

Speaking with newsmen, Mrs. Maureen Nani, wife of the Chairman of DESOPADEC, said the gesture was to commemorate the first anniversary of their husbands in

office. “We are here on behalf of our spouses to extend our love and care to our senior citizens in these challenging times. We share the pain of our elderly, especially those in the riverine areas; hence, we are here to provide these donations to cushion inflation’s effect on the economy.”

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Mrs. Flora Ochonogor, the wife of the Managing Director and CEO of DESOPADEC, said this gesture would be extended to other communities in the mandate area. “It is going to be a continuous exercise, and we will continue providing food and medical aid to the less privileged in our oil-bearing communities as well as IDP camps in Delta State,” she said.

 

Receiving the items on behalf of the home, Reverend Father Emmanuel Ogbe, representing the coordinator, Rev. Father Benedict Ukutegbe, expressed his appreciation to the wives of the Board of DESOPADEC for their kind gesture. He said the items would be distributed among other senior citizens in the riverine communities.

 

He appealed to the board to assist in extending the home’s building to accommodate more elderly residents. He prayed for God’s guidance and more appointments for all members of the board of DESOPADEC

 

Responding, one of the beneficiaries, Pa Tom Oboh, said “We thank God for what you have given us today; it is what we desire; I pray that God will continue to bless your work.”

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