Perturbed by the effects of a devastating rainstorm on residents of Emevor community in Isoko North local government area of Delta state, former secretary to the state government, Comrade Ovuozourie Macaulay, on Sunday donated N250,000 cash to the disaster victims.
Macaulay gave N200,000 to the victims, N20,000 to the women wing of the Peoples Democratic Party, N20,000 for the party executives and N10,000 for the youth.
In his address, Macaulay the visit was informed by the devastating rainstorm which hit the community a few weeks ago.
According to him, he was not around when the disaster took place. “But I heard the news hence I am here. If I was still in office I will do better. I am happy no life was lost. When disasters like this happen and no lives are lost, it should be a thing of joy. Destroyed property can always be recovered.”
The retired labour leader called for unity and sincerity of purpose amongst the people, adding that Isoko will fall only if the people allow external elements to cause their division.
The Odion of Emevor, His Royal Majesty, Solomon Onovoghakpo, commended Macaulay’s effort and prayed for God’s blessings upon him.
Present at the visit included former Chairman, Isoko North local government council, Chief Emmanuel Edevor; former commissioner for lands, Patrick Ferife; Delta Assembly hopeful, Mike Ogwah; chairman, Governing Council, College of Education, Warri, Prof. Samuel Aghalino and others.