By Simon Ebegbulem
BENIN—Edo State Government, yesterday, donated food items and other materials worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Ohogua, Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.
The state government also donated food items to selected orphanages across Benin City.
Special Adviser to the governor on Special Duties, Mr Yakubu Gowon, who donated the items on behalf of Governor Godwin Obaseki, said the administration was committed to bringing succour to the less privileged in the state.
According to him, “The donation is to show the state governor’s love for his people and that he is committed to making them happy. This is to show that Edo State Government loves every citizen, irrespective of their social status. We know this is the season to show love. The governor says if he eats a spoonful of rice, people in the camp should eat two. And if he wears shoes, they should also do same.”
Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Magdalene Ohenhen, who also spoke at the occasion, assured that the donation of relief materials will be done on a continuous basis.
Ohenhen added the state government had in the last six months presented relief materials worth millions of naira donated by spirited Nigerians to the camp.
Coordinator of the Camp, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, while receiving the materials, commended the state government for prioritizing the welfare of every citizen in the state, adding “We hear about the developmental strides of this administration and we appreciate the governor for making all these happen.”
He disclosed that the inmates are happy that the Edo State Government, especially the governor is committed to showing them love and supporting them through donations.