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Do not feign ignorance of COVID-19 – Okoye



COMMISSIONER for Economic Planning, Budget and Development Partners, Mark Okoye, has urged the people of Ifitedunu in Dunukofia, Local Government Area, to adhere to the state government directive on the fight against COVID-19. The pandemic has no respect for status or geographical locations and such not to play indifference to the pandemic for the safety of all.

  Mr. Okoye stated this at Ifitedunu Civic Centre during the distribution of relief materials to the people of his community to ameliorate the challenges caused by lockdown arising from COVID-19.

  The commissioner represented by his Personal Assistant, Uchechi Ezeigbo said the lockdown has caused uncomfortable adjustments in some homes, but we must face the fact that it is for the good of everyone to support the government on measures to contain the virus.

  “I’m aware of the challenges the lockdown has caused, thus my contribution. I hope my contribution will help cushion the effect of the current reality that we encountered. My contribution is not politically motivated and so not for political gain.  I will continue to make life better for you with no strings tied to it.,” said the commissioner.

  Mr. Okoye advised them to stay safe by being hygiene conscious and observing social and physical distancing

President-General, Ifitedunu Town Union, Uchenna Nwoye, thanked Mr. Okoye for always having his people in mind. The COVID-19 palliative hasn’t been different from other gestures. Chief Nwoye said the gesture would go a long way to ameliorate the biting effects of the lockdown.

“We appreciate Mr. Okoye for his benevolence. On behalf of Ifitedunu people, I want to acknowledge him for his donation to sustain people of the community at a time like this and his love for his people. Our prayer is that his next level of appointment will be at the federal level.”

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  A beneficiary, Chidebele Chukwuka, said the lockdown has affected his business, his means of likelihood. As an indigene of this town, I’m excited that Mr. Okoye deemed it nice to alleviate the pangs of hardship caused by the lockdown. I pray that he continues to remember his people in times like this.”

  On behalf of the village chairmen of Ifitedunu, Azubuke Okoye, prayed that God will continue to bring more goodness on Mr. Okoye’s way.

 Items distributed were bags of rice, cartons of tomato and packs of knorr seasonings.

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