….says security measures are in place for a hitch free celebration.
By NIM Correspondent
500 persons in Oshimili North Local Govenrment Area of Delta state have benefited from the cash grant empowerment programme of the local government.
The beneficiaries, indigenes and non-indigenes, were drawn from different segmnets of the society including the farmers, traders, students, widows, artisans, local security operatives and youths, each receiving 50,000 naira, bringing the total sum disbursed for the programme to the tune of 25 million naira.
Flagging off the event at the Council Secretariat and at the Liaison Office, Ibusa, the State Governor, Rt Honourable Sheriff Oborevwori commended the Oshimili North Council Chairman, Honourable Innocenet Esewezie for keying into the MORE Agenda and helping to lift the people he represented, above poverty line.
The governor represented by the Chief of Staff Government House Asaba, Prince Johnson Erijo said Nigeria was generally passing through difficult times, especially with the dwindling economy, noting that the gesture by the council boss would go a long way to ameliorate the hardship.
He urged the beneficiaries to put the money received into good use.
The PDP Chairman, Delta North, Elder Moses Iduh said Delta State is a PDP state and the party has continued to fulfill its electioneering promises to the people through the numerous activities and programmes of PDP leaders at the various levels of governance.
Elder Iduh said the party was proud of the feats recorded by Honourable Ezewezie as a lot of strategic infrastructural projects, human capital development and empowerment initiatives had been commissioned across the local government.
Others who spoke including the Chairman of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission, Dr. Austin Obidi, Ibusa Palace Chief, Chief Austin Abua, the President General of the Ibusa Community Development Union, Chief Victor Uchunor described the leadership style of Honourable Esewezie as proactive, focused and intense, and urged the people to continue to support their chairman to enable him do more for them.
Honourable Innocent Esewezie in his remarks reiterated his commitment to delivering the dividends of democracy to the people, adding that the gesture was inspired by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori who has continued to provide palliatives to cushion the effect of the hardship being faced by the people.
He said a system had been put in place to avoid duplication of names and ensure credibility of the process, while a compliants desk had also been established, as a proactive step to address any issue that may arise during the process.
While appreciating the political leaders who have been supportive of the programmes of the local government, the council boss said proper security measures had been put in the local government to ensure a hitch free Christmas and New Year celebration, and called for more prayers for the local government, state and country.
The beneficiaries who spoke including Theresa Umerah and Anita Okonta thanked the chairman for the gesture saying that they had never had it this good in the local government.
Highpoint was the presentation of the cash grants