June 16, 2009

Uduaghan, Penawou commended over relief efforts

FINANCIAL Manager of  First Marine and Engineering Services Limited, Mrs. Matilda Akinbobola, has commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for setting up the Delta State Rehabilitation and Relief Committee to address the plight of Gbaramatu communities and also commended Chief Joseph Penawou for providing relief materials to the displaced communities.
She pointed out that Penawou’s gestures will further “assuage the sufferings of Gbaramatu communities  in the wake of the war in the creeks. This is indeed a commendable feat by Chief Joseph Penawou by making life once more meaningful to the natives of Gbaramatu communities.”

In addition, she called on well meaning Nigerians to emulate Penawou’s gesture said  “I wish to appeal to well-meaning Nigerians and corporate bodies to come to the aid of Gbaramatu communities by donating relief materials to them.”

The people need rehabilitation. I also wish to appeal to the Delta state Rehabilitation and Relief Committee to make optimum use of the relief materials donated by Penawou to the communities by ensuring that the grassroots people have access to them.

The governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, should be commended for promptly setting up the Delta State Rehabilitation and Relief Committee to address the plight of the displaced.

Moreover the Chartered Accountant who also lauded him for sponsoring the swimming competition which was recently organised by the Delta Sports Commission, said “again Chief Tubodei Penawou must be commended for bankrolling the recent Delta state swimming competition organised by Delta State Sports Commission held in Obiaruku.

I wish to use this medium to appeal to Penawou not to relent in his resolve to make life more meaningful to Niger Deltans  by increasing the tempo of his famous philanthropy in other spheres of society as he will be remembered and recognised by posterity forever in centuries to come.”