EDPA extends relief materials distribution to Egor, Ovia North East
The Edo Development and Property Agency (EDPA) has extended the distribution of relief materials to Egor and Ovia North West Local Government Areas, in a move to mitigate the adverse effects of the coronavirus outbreak on the poor and vulnerable persons in the state.
Executive Chairman, EDPA, Isoken Omo, who led a team from the agency on the distribution exercise said the items were pooled from the agency’s storeroom while other materials were sourced from personal contributions and donations from public-spirited Edo residents.
She urged more persons to join hands in providing succour to the poor and vulnerable in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, as such moves would complement government’s effort to ameliorate the economic effects of the pandemic.
According to her, “We were in Ikpoba Okha and Oredo Local Government Areas recently and visited several streets to distribute the relief materials to them as a way to cushion the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Today, we are in Uselu and Evboutubu axis in Egor and would be in some communities in Ovia North East, to share more of the relief materials to persons that may be facing a rough time this period.”
She further urged private individuals to join the train in providing for the needy, noting, “We are calling on more persons to take up the challenge to be their brothers’ keepers this period. It is the much we can do to help our people and support government’s directives on social distancing.”
Recall that the agency commenced its relief distribution exercise with some streets along Stadium and Sokponba Roads on Wednesday, to help the people cope with the adverse economic effect of government’s stay at home order.
Some of the items in each of the packs include vegetable oil, rice, beans, garri, detergent, spaghetti, salt, sugar, noodles, tin tomatoes, paracetamol, seasonings, milk, detergent, dishwashing liquid and disinfectant, among others.