Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Food Items Distribution: CEPEJ To Okowa, Use Traditional Rulers As Best Channel

....Mulade Commends Governor O
kowa for being a listening Governor

By Victor Bieni

WARRI-DELTA STATE-The National Coordinator, Centre For Peace And Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), and a Niger-Delta born renowned peace and human rights advocate, Comrade  Chief Sheriff Mulade has commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led state government for taking the bull by the horn by inventing the initiative knowing that Deltans are hungry, therefore that the Committee set up work with the  traditional rulers towards reaching out directly to people.

The United Nations Peace Ambassador spoke to our reporter today in the oil-rich city of Warri, Delta State  today, stated that the  State Food Bank is welcome   development and urged the Governor to take the lead to reach the grassroots populace.

 The Niger-Delta Activist, Comrade Chief Mulade pointed out that many people are passing through untold hardship as a result of the Coronavirus across the globe.

In his words:  "I want to clearly state that, today we are faced with CORONAVIRUS HUNGER, which is more dangerous than the Coronavirus health challenges".

"This is simply because you need to be alive to fight the health problems and I want to sincerely commend the Government of Delta State for taking this bold and proactive steps to save lives and to cushion the suffering of Deltans".

"I, Comrade Mulade,  the Ibe-Sorimowei of the great Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West LGA of Delta State, once again appealed to Governor Okowa to personally monitor the distribution of the food items so as to reach the vulnerable and poor household devoid of Party interest and politics".

"We are currently faced with human hunger not political campaigns or rallies, therefore all hands must be on deck to overcome this global health pandemic irrespective of party affiliations because lives are more important to be saved now".

Comrade Mulade who is the National Coordinator of the foremost Non Governmental Organisation, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ in Delta State implored all Deltans to give maximum support and cooperation to the committee being chaired by Governor Okowa to enable them deliver on its mandate to Deltans without party interest.

He also said that, the  State Governor, Sen. Dr Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa at this trying time must be encouraged, supported in prayers for us to collectively overcome this dangerous health pandemic which is not a respecter of person or personality.

Comrade Mulade then  strongly re-emphasise and  appealled to Governor Okowa to kindly consider and fully involve our Traditional Institutions (Royal Fathers) who are more closer and have direct affection to their people than political structures.

 According to the Activist, this strategy he strongly believe is  the best as an experienced Community leader, also will help and give credibility to the Government in the process of reaching out to its grassroot citizens and the receiving.

He stated further that Communities can monitor and collect their legitimate share, if well managed so as to prevent political office holders from hijacking and reselling the items back to the suffering Deltans and other Nigerians.

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