Flood: Okowa orders opening of schools at holding camps

Posted by News Express | 27 September 2018 | 824 times

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Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that efforts are in top gear for the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education to organise academic activities for school children who have temporal shelter at the different Holding Camps as a result of flood which has submerged riverine communities in the state.

Governor Okowa made the disclosure on Thursday during an interactive session with children during an unscheduled visit to Holding Camps set up for persons displaced by flood which has submerged several riverine communities in the state. The governor accompanied by aides, visited the Holding Camps at Oneh and Ogbe-Afor Primary Schools, Asaba.

According to the governor, “I have listened to you (children) and your major concern is how to be engaged academically in the camp which is very good, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education is already working on that; it is very important that the children are positively engaged in an organised manner.”

Continuing, he said: “I have gone round the camp and noticed that people among you are cooking your food, it is a good development because, you must live as one united family, show love to one another; as a government, your welfare is our greatest concern, apart from providing necessary amenities, we have mobile clinics that are well equipped to cater for your needs.

“Our major concern is to save lives, we know that you have lost a lot to the flood, don't despair, we will do our best for you to be comfortable while in the camp and also see that you are properly settled after the flood, be prayerful and believe that you are not abandoned by God.”

Governor Okowa who cuddled some of the children at the camp informed them that the trying times brought about by the flood will soon be over.

The Commissioner for Special Duties, Barr. Ernest Ogwezzy, took Governor Okowa round the facilities at the Camp and the governor gave words of encouragement to the people at the different departments he visited.

•Photo by Bripin Enarusai shows Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), flanked by the Chairman, Oshimili South Local Government Council, Hon Uche Osadebe (right), cuddling little Miss Chiamanda Nwachukwu as he addresses the IDPs at the ONE Primary School Holding Camp in Asaba.


Source: News Express

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