The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has  donated   hand sanitizers and other items to his Constituents  in  Okpe State Constituency.

Making the delivery  of the items    at the Orerokpe   General Hospital, on Monday, March 30, 2020  for onwards distribution to   hospitals and Primary Health Centres across Okpe  Local Government Area, the Speaker expressed the hope that they would go a long way in protecting  his Constituents against the  global Coronavirus   pandemic.

Describing the Virus as deadly, Rt Hon Oborevwori said that the items were to compliment the efforts of the State Government in tackling the spread of the disease.

While saying that there has been no confirmed  case of the Virus  in the state, the Speaker implored his Constituents to avoid engaging in any unauthorised gathering, crowded places,  adding that;  ” I have come here today to make my modest donation of these items to those who elected me to serve them. I am so glad that I was able to source for these items that are now so scarce   as a result of the period that we have found ourselves. I am handing over the items to capable hands to distribute to my Constituents and I want to use this opportunity to appeal to my people on this dreaded virus.  ” Please,  we should try as much as possible to maintain social distancing, we should adhere strictly to all measures as directed by the state government towards curtailing the killer disease”.

“We should maintain personal hygiene.  Let us take precautions  very seriously because  COVID 19 is real, but thank God it is  not in Delta State, but we should not take it as a joke. We must do everything possible to fight the Virus. Let us make proper use of these donated items. Let us use this period to pray for the state, the nation and the world in general over this disturbing Virus”, he said. 

Receiving the items, the Medical  Director of Orerokpe General Hospital,  Dr Otite Jerome  expressed gratitude to the Speaker for the kind gesture and promised that they will get to the people across the local government area.

While saying that the donation was timely, the Medical Director said that they would be put into good use by the people and prayed God to continue to provide for the Speaker.

Also speaking,  the  Executive Assistant to Governor Okowa on Projects Monitoring and former Chairman of Okpe Local Government Area, Chief Godwin Ejinyere who witnessed the delivery of the items, commended the Speaker for always having his people at heart.

He said that; “I really want to commend our Speaker for this wonderful gesture today. If everybody can do this for our people,  Okpe Kingdom will be a place to emulate”.

The  presentation of the items was witnessed by the Executive Secretary, Okpe Local Government Primary  Healthcare Coordinator,   Dr Mokuro Isaac and Patience Ogbemudia, Director of Nursing Service, Okpe Local Government Area and they promised to take the items to the grassroots. 

Items donated by the Speaker include 3,000 hand sanitizers,  50 big buckets fitted with taps, cartoons of JIK, cartoons of HYPO, cartoons of  MR MUSCLE and  cartoons of  DETTOL.

The  Health Centres that  the items were distributed to  are; Ughoton, Ugbokodo, Jeddo, Osubi, Okuokoko, Oha,  Orerokpe, Evwriyen, Amuokpokpo, Adeje, Okwabude, Jakpa-Mereje, Egborode, Oviri-Okpe, Arhagba, Adagbrassa, Aghalokpe, Ajaguioyibo, Mereje Cottage Hospital and Orerokpe General Hospital.