DETERMINED to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the most vulnerable people, the Delta State Government has commenced distribution of Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) palliatives..
The Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Mr. Chiedu Ebie, said, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa directed that the distribution should commence immediately and be done in accordance with the CACOVID guidelines.
Mr Ebie equally stated that 179 households in each of the 270 wards in the State will benefit from the distribution.
The first batch of the distribution will commence with 13 local government areas, while the other 12 local government areas of the state will follow immediately the vetting of the list of beneficiaries is completed.
Local government areas in the first batch, include Aniocha South, Bomadi, Ethiope East, Ika North-East, Ika South, Ndokwa West, Okpe, Udu, Ughelli South, Ukwuani, Warri North, Warri South and Warri South-West.
Mr Ebie said, in drawing up the list of the beneficiaries, the State Implementation Committee ensured that all stakeholders were carried along in compliance with the CACOVID guidelines.
He charged the Local Government Implementation Committees and Ward Teams to work together to ensure that the distribution exercise is professionally and properly carried out.
Recall that His Exellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, recently flagged off the the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) National Food Distribution Programme in Delta State.