The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has donated relief materials to vulnerable persons at the Uhogua Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, in Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state.
The Governor who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Mrs. Julie Olatunji, said the materials were donated to the IDPs by Edo government as part of steps to identify with vulnerable persons in the society.
The materials donated include: 200 bags of rice, 180 bags of garri, 1,500 tubers of yams, 25 bags of brown beans, 25 bags of white beans, 50 bags of grains, 25 gallons of 20 litres of vegetables oil, and 20 gallons of 25 litres of palm oil.
The governor commended the management of the camp for observing the necessary precautionary measures put in place by government to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state, adding, that the laid down procedures to check the spread of COVID-19 in the state is being observed at the camp.
The Coordinator of the camp, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho expressed appreciation to the governor for the gesture to vulnerable persons in the camp, noting that the food items will go a long way in helping to feed the IDPs at the camp.