FLOOD: Dekawei Foundation Splashes Cash On Palliatives For Flood Victims In Delta

By Binebai Jasmine  

Worried by the terrifying situation faced by flood victims in Delta State, particularly those in Delta riverine communities,  Burutu Local Government Area, the John Dekawei Foundation (JDF), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) on Thursday splashed cash to procure palliatives for flood victims in the state. The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide can report.

The John Dekawei Foundation yesterday distributed the food items to Ayakoromo Community in Ngbilebiri Kingdom, Gbekebo in Ogbolubiri Kingdom and Obetebe Community in Obotebe Kingdom all in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State. 

The items presented by the John Dekawei Foundation (JDF) to the communities yesterday include four big bags of garri, two big bags of rice as well as five cartons of super pack indomie noodles for each of the communities. 

However, the relief materials were presented to the community chairmen for onward distribution except for Gbekebo Community that Chief Friday Eseimor who was mandated by the community chairman, Mr. Okiwowo Basil to receive the palliatives on behalf of the community.  

However, representing Amb. John Dekawei, founder and chairman of the John Dekawei Foundation (JDF) during the distribution exercise yesterday, Amb. Comr. Binebai Yerin Princewill had noted that founder and chairman of the foundation, John Dekawei would have loved to personally come for the distribution process, adding that he had other pressing engagements hence he could not make it. 

In an interview shortly after distributing the relief materials to Ayakoromo, Gbekebo and Obotebe communities, Binebai noted that Amb. John Dekawei as a young man is always passionate to see how he will give back to the society through his foundation and other means. 

Amb. Princewill continued that with people like Dekawei and few others, there is hope for the young and old in the Niger Delta region, stressing that his humanitarian gestures knows no bounds. 

According to him, Binebai asserted that the John Dekawei Foundation also splashed millions of naira during the Covid-19 era to purchase palliatives for some riverine communities in Delta State, particularly Burutu, Ofougbene communities in Iduwini Kingdom, adding that Gbaramatu and Egbema Kingdoms in Delta State alsobenefited from gesture back then, stressing that this is not the first time that he is embarking on such humanitarian gesture. 

Speaking further, Princewill stressed that Dekawei have over the years contributed a lot in clearing medical bills of stranded patients in various hospitals, assisting people to grow in their businesses, assisting other NGOs, payment of school fees and other several humanitarian gestures. 

In their words, the trio of Comr. Richard Ebibofa, Chairman Ayakoromo Community, Mr. Godwin Ebobra, Chairman of Obotebe community and Chief Friday Eseimor,  a representative of Gbekebo Community Chairman who received the items have all heaped praises on Amb. John Dekawei and his foundation, adding that the palliatives will go a long way in alleviating the pains of the people. 

They have all showered prayers on him that he shall make more progress in whatever he does, stressing that people like him are rare, adding that for someone like him that is not from the area to do something like this shows that he is a good man and a blessing to humanity. 

Meanwhile, Comr. Ebolo Samuel, Chairman of all Chairmen, IYC Western Zone Clan Chairmen Forum and Comr. John Gbozimor, Secretary Coastal and Waterways Association of Nigeria, Warri South, Delta State have all in their words lauded Dekawei for the rare gesture. 

They had all described John Dekawei as a rare human specie that will no doubt go far in life, adding that Dekawei Foundation is meeting the people at the point of their needs, stressing that this is truly the right time to give a helping hand to the people as they are going through a lot due to the flood that has rendered them homeless. 

Photo Credit The Liberator Newspapers Worldwide. 

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