Deputy President of the Senate, His Excellency, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege
The Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has commenced the distribution of N85m cash palliatives to about 17,000 Household in his Delta Central Senatorial districts to cushion the effects of the coronavirus lockdown.
According to a statement signed by Yomi Odunuga, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Deputy President of the Senate, N5,000 cash is being handed over to each household.
The exercise has already commenced in Kokori Inland in Ethiope East LGA, one of the eight local government areas making up the senatorial district.
Odunuga said the exercise, which is being coordinated by Innocent Emosivwe Anidi is without discrimination and a total of two hundred (200) households from each of the 85 Wards in the senatorial district will get the package.
The statement reads: “As part of measures to cushion the effects of the lockdown due to the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has commenced the immediate disbursement of cash to some low income persons across the eight Local Government Areas that make up Delta Central Senatorial District.
“The eight local government areas in the senatorial district include: Ethiope East, Ethiope West, Okpe, Sapele, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Udu and Uvwie.
“The exercise which commenced in Kokori Inland in Ethiope East LGA today witnessed the handing over of the cash palliative to individuals in their homes without discrimination.
“According to the Head of the Committee set up to coordinate the disbursement, Hon. Innocent Emosivwe Anidi, a total of two hundred (200) households from each Ward in the Senatorial District will receive the sum of Five Thousand Naira (N5000) per household.
“There are Eighty-Five (85) Wards in the eight Local Government Areas that make up Delta-Central.
“This translates to Seventeen Thousand (17,000) households in the Senatorial Zone.
“In a brief message to the Constituents, Senator Omo-Agege appealed to the people not to trivialise the Coronavirus disease, urging them to always obey government’s orders on measures aimed at containing the spread of the deadly virus.
“He said the cash disbursement has been designed to reach the people directly and not through proxies.
“He equally called on the people to continue supporting and praying for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in its effort to take Nigeria to the Next Level of development even as the nation battles to stop the spread of the pandemic which has ravaged several other nations globally.”