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Okowa donates relief materials to victims of Ughelli tanker explosion



By Tina Avwunudiogba

Following a tanker explosion which claimed two lives and destroyed about 30 houses, the Delta state governor senator Ifeanyi Okowa has donated relief materials to the victims at Ohoror Community, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

The explosion which occurred on January 27, 2022, reportedly claimed two lives, destroyed 30 houses and other properties worth millions of Naira in the community.

The governor who have paid frequent visited to the place of the tragedy, assured that the state government would take measures to cushion the effects of the catastrophe on the victims.

The governor who presented the relief assistance to the victims in Asaba through the State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, the State Commissioner, Bureau for Special Duties, Johnbull Edema, urged the beneficiaries to judiciously use the relief materials.

However, the community compliments the governor for approving and releasing funds for relief assistance to the victims of the Ohoror fire incidence within three months.

SEMA Director, Mr. Karo Ovemeso, who spoke earlier, said the gesture was not to compensate the victims for their loss, but to show empathy and support them in their trying times.

Ovemeso, thanked the Governor for his concern for victims of the fire disaster, adding that the state government remained committed to assisting Deltans in distress from any part of the world.

Two of the victims who spoke to newsmen, Mr. Godstime Ovieba and Mrs. Rosaline Ogolodi lauded the governor for coming to their rescue.
The victims promised to make good use of the relief assistance.