Sunday, May 31, 2020

Covid-19 Palliatives: Ubulu-Uku People In USA Donates 180 Bags of Rice To Their Community People, Named Other Achievements, As Community Members, Representatives Commends Gesture, Says Initiative a Welcome Development..





... As the President General Ubulu-Uku People in USA, Mr Michael Eboka Says Palliatives a measure to to checkmate the adverse effects of hunger and other negative consequences of the pandemic.

...As Diaspora Association, Group UUU, USA named other Achievements.

...As Youths, Women, Community leaders Commends Support, Says Palliatives Complemented the efforts of other Stakeholders, and Delta State on curtailing spread.


By Victor Bieni


 UBULU-UKU KINGDOM-DELTA-STATE  As part of efforts  to Complement the efforts of the local and Delta State Government Palliatives distribution towards  checkmating  the adverse effects of hungervirus on the grassroots populace caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic, an approach to  promote Socio-economic well-being and  Substainable Development of the rural populace by  the  Community Diaspora Association, a group under the aegis of An Association of Ubulu Uku natives residing in the United States of America (USA)has donated 180 Bags of rice to the people of Ubulu Uku community to cushion the effects of the Coronavirus disease.

The media learnt this yesterday at Ubulu- Uku as our reporter was amongst the Journalists that observed the distribution of the 180  bags of to all the village heads, for onward delivery to the 19 major quarters in the town as part of grassroots Covid-19 Palliatives from  Ubulu-Uku People living in diaspora USA led by its President-General, Mr. Michael Eboka.

The media personally  interviewed the President General of the Association as  at the time of the  palliatives distribution in the town, the  president of UUU, Mr Michael Eboka told Newsmen that the 180 bags of rice being shared as palliatives to the Ubulu-Uku People was a way to show their support and encouragement during stay at home order directive given by the government due to Covid-19 to the Community People or  grassroots populace.

Mr Michael Eboka while  acknowledging the fact that the Covid-19 season is quite a trying times to the entire global Community, Stated  that was why, UUU decided to support the people  in order to lessen the burden for Ubulu-Uku People as  a one United  community.

In the  words of the Ubulu-Uku USA Diaspora Association Leader, Mr. Michael Eboka: "I advised that the gift should get to he most vulnerable and less privileged in the community charged other social groups home and abroad, to join his association in addressing some of the on-going pressing issues in the community and surrounding areas".

"I commended the vigilante groups for their efforts in securing the community, stressing that his group will leave no stones unturned in searching for meaningful ways to support their efforts on ground".

"I Appealled for cooperation in the areas of community development, Eboka advised "we also would like to recognize and applaud the efforts of all those who have already provided palliatives so far and at the same time we appeal to our other  brothers and sisters to continue to assist our struggling town by delivering meaningful projects to our community".


In another development, the media also interviewed  the Representatives of the Traditional Ruler of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom, HRM, Obi Chukwuka Noah Akaeze I, Obi Of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom, Mr Chuks Obazei Commended the  Philanthropic gestures of the leadership of the  Diaspora Association, Ubulu-Uku People living in USA (UUU), while stating that,  he was impressed with what Ubulu-Uku USA has done.

Mr Obazei, a Community Leader stated further that he  was happy for such laudable initiative, advised other organizations to learn from Ubulu-Uku USA.

In his words: "What UUU has done, has given him the confidence, that Ubulu Uku will be united once again".

"You know, what UUU has done is very significant. Ubulu has been in loggerheads for sometime due to certain issues. But with what UUU has done. I think there is hope for us once again".

Basically, getting more reactions from beneficiaries from the  19 Quarters of Ubulu-Uku Kingdom by some group of Journalists who witnessed the event, joyous auspicious occasion of the palliatives distribution, a  Representative of Isho Quarters, Dr Michael Ezenwani expressed happiness for the palliative initiative, he said:"UUU has set the pace for others to follow".

A Youth Leader who spoke to Shocknaija News online, who is the current President of Agbonta Youths, Mr Ephraim Okoh also commended Ubulu-Uku USA,  then advised other associations to borrow a leaf from them.

Some other representatives who spoke on behalf of their quarters eldest men and Women Included amongst others are: Mr Okoh who said "when I was coming here, I was expecting something else but what I saw was marvelous. It is departure from the usual political jamboree. Things were done very well and accordingly. I appreciate UUU".

Another Representative from another quarters, Mr. Sunday Usifo of Onicha Okpe, appreciated the palliative, saying that Ubulu will turn to a better place if others can go by the way of Ubulu-Uku USA.

Awulu Masha who represented Ogbeofu quarters, Ubulu USA has demonstrated true love by way of graciously Commending the Diaspora Association, he  appreciated the gesture said that giving back to the community is a good development that must be sustained.

To this end, going down memory lane on the endless achievements of the Association as regards promotion of grassroots Substainable Development within the Community and presenting the true narratives on the  history of the Association, UUU USA, the President General, Mr Micheal Eboka told the Publisher of Shocknaija News online, Victor Bieni that  Ubulu-Uku USA came into existence in 2004 when a group of Ubulu Uku illustrious sons and daughters in America came together in Dallas.

He furthet stated that the association, since inception, has been at the forefront of major developmental projects in the town. Between 2005 and 2007 the group completed a classroom building project with the sum of over N15 million Naira at Anglican Grammar School Ubulu-Uku.

Speaking further, he noted that they  followed up that project with another one in 2013 where they distributed school bag  packs to all the secondary school pupils in Ubulu-Uku.

However to this effect, that In 2017/2018 Ubulu-Uku USA (UUU) Association members cobbled up funds through various fund raising initiatives to provide electricity to the Ubulu-Uku Government General Hospital which to this date continues to be the only source of electricity supply to the hospital.

" In doing that, they supplied  brand new high powered Transformer(s) and also connected the hospital to the National 33 KVA grid to ensure that, as long as Abuja has light, that there will be light at the hospital".

"This approach is the major hallmark of the   importance and value Ubulu Uku USA places on Ubulu Uku community healthcare needs and general well being".

"Another important project UUU accomplished is in the area of education where the association entered into the sponsoring of an indigene, Ms. Nancy Odinakachukwu) to a four year scholarship educational award at University of Benin".

"We are happy to report that we have already provided full tuition and boarding to the tune of N200,000.00 naira over the last two years and Gods willing, we hope to provide assistance for the next two years to ensure she graduates successfully at a total cost of N400,000.00 Naira".

" We are pledging to continue to identify promising your adults within our home community to offer more scholarships in the future", Eboka stated.

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