The Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor, (Social Works) Hon Mrs Pally Eghove says the welfare of widows will continue to occupy centre stage in Governor Okowa’s administration as part of its efforts in reducing the adverse economic impact of the Post Covid-19 pandemic.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor made this known yesterday 14th June 2021 at Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area of the State, where she volunteered to mop up widows who have not been captured in the Delta State Widows welfare scheme.
The Scheme by His Excellency, Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is geared towards alleviating poverty and empowering widows financially, it’s therefore imperative that as many widows as can be found should be captured in the Delta widows scheme which is facilitated by the
Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Social Investment Programme), Chief Dr Isioma Okonta.
Hon Eghove, said the excercise was borne out of Governor Okowa’s commitment to ameliorate the suffering of indigent widows who needed such support to scale through the challenges posed by the Post COVID-19 Pandemic.
In his remarks, Chief Barr Joe Arausi described the scheme as one of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s intervention programmes towards achieving his Stronger Delta vision, he recalled that the state government has enrolled over 1,600 widows under the scheme who are on its payroll monthly.
He charged them to put into judicious use if shortlisted so as to take care of themselves and their families.
Speaking on behalf of the widows, Mrs Judith Odomero Efi expressed their gratitude to the state government for the kind gesture, pledging to support Governor Okowa come rain or sun and also make good use of the opportunity to improve their livelihood.
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