When the Pandemic Coronavirus travelled to Nigeria on the 25th February, 2020, the Federal and States Governments took several steps to contain its spread.
In Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa declared a 28 days lockdown in the State and shut down its borders.
These measures though effective, brought untold hardship on residents of the State as many were unable to go about their daily businesses due to the lockdown. While several businesses closed down. Both the State and local government councils also presented palliatives to cushion its effect on the people.
As part of measures to further mitigate the hardship caused by these measures, the Delta State Government opened a food bank from where it distributed food items to residents and called on private individuals to complement its efforts.
Several months after the State Governor lifted the lockdown partially, the State’s economy is yet to pick-up, as many residents still grapple under severe hardship.
Oguname Community, is one of the Communities in Agbarho Kingdom, Ughelli North Local Government Area affected by the devastating effect of the hardship caused by the pandemic.
Respite however came the way of the residents of Oguname Community and other neighbouring communities as well as some from Ughelli South and Ethiope East local Government Areas, when the Councilor representing Agbarho ward one-Ten in the Legislative Arm of Ughelli North Local Government, Hon Onoriode Agofure distributed two square meals per day to them for four days.
Hon Agofure said the gesture was his own way of complementing the efforts of the State Government in mitigating the hardship caused by the deadly COVID-19.
The Lawmaker noted that the gesture is a short term measures to put smiles on the faces of his people pending when he will finalize plans on training and providing starter packs for them to make them self-reliant.
Hon Agofure who recently rehabilitated some failed roads in Agbarho town, said he is in government to serve and will continue to priority to the welfare of his people.
Some of the beneficiaries thanked Hon Onoriode Agofure for the gesture and urged others to emulate him.
The gesture lasted from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August 2020.