COVID-19: Olu of Warri donates palliatives to journalists in Delta

As part of his efforts to cushion the effects of the COVID-19 debacles, the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has donated palliatives to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Warri Correspondent Chapel.

The palliatives given in kind included a cow, 40 bags of 10kg parboiled rice; 30 tubers of yam; a bag of beans (100kg); three 25 litres of vegetable oil and four cartons of tin tomato paste.

The monarch, presenting the items to the chapel at the weekend, through Chief Eugene Ikomi, said that the gesture was to cushion the effects of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 on the journalists.

Delta State, it will be recalled, has had its own share of the lockdown to slow down the spread of the pandemic from April 1 to 30, 2020.

The four weeks stay-at-home order was, however, relaxed on April 30, 2020, with business gradually picking up amid a dusk-to-dawn curfew.

ALSO READ: COVID -19: Ogun urges banks, corporate organisations to decontaminate premises

HRM Ikenwoli commended journalists for the unequalled roles they play in educating and sensitising the public, particularly at this perilous times, adding that they needed to be appreciated.

According to the 20th Olu of Warri, who was coronated on December 12, 2015 and installed as His Royal Majesty Ogiame, journalists were also part of the frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

“It is the tradition of the Palace to reach out to people across the kingdom, whether they are natives or not.

“This gesture is to appreciate the Warri Correspondents Chapel for their efforts in sensitising the people of Warri Kingdom during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Accept this token, no matter how small it may be. The love for journalists working in this kingdom is paramount is to us,” the monarch said.

Ikomi, who is the Secretary, Palace Council of Chief, was flanked by Chief Winifred Agbejule and Prince Yemi Emiko at the presentation.

Chairman, Warri Correspondents chapel, Mr Victor Okpomor, who received the items on behalf of the journalists, appreciated the monarch for his hospitality and wished the Olu good health and long life on the throne.


Buy and read digital replicas of your TRIBUNE titles by subscribing through E-VENDING

Buhari Removes NEMA DG, Names Retired Air Vice Marshal As Replacement
​President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Alhaji Muhammed (retd) as the new Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to replace Mustapha Maihaja. Appointment of the new NEMA DG was announced on Saturday… Read full story

N1.224trn IMF Loan: Many More Nigerians To Lose Jobs •Further increase in VAT, excise rates looms •Tougher times ahead
WITH the Federal Government accessing $3.4 billion (N1.224 trillion) loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the weekend, there are signs that Nigerians may face tougher times in order for government to fully repay the money by the end of the 2025 stipulated time… Read full story

COVID-19: Ganduje Relaxes Lockdown For 12 Hours On Monday, Thursday
As part of efforts to ameliorate the hardship caused by the lockdown of the state, Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje has announced a 12-hour break on Monday and Thursday to allow residents stock-up food items and other essential commodities… Read full story

Olukoya Calls For Seven Days Prayers Against Pandemic
The General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Worldwide, Dr. Daniel Olukoya has called on all Christians and other men of faith to join in a seven-day prayer and fasting against the COVID-19 pandemic, its systems and repercussions… Read full story

Nigeria Won’t Use Ebola Drug, Remdesivir, To Fight Coronavirus —NAFDAC
Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, has said NAFDAC is not considering the use of the Ebola drug, remdesivir, for the treatment of COVID-19 in Nigeria… Read full story

Three Things I Have Learnt From COVID-19 Pandemic —Ayewa
The current situation in the country is not peculiar to one person; virtually the entire world is currently feeling the heat. I was led by the Holy Spirit to do the work. I only did them within two days in my house. God gave me the inspiration and also told me that the current happenings are great signs of His second coming.. Read full story

Kebbi: COVID-19 Positive Man Absconded From Isolation Centre, Died At Home —Commissioner
A man who tested positive for the coronavirus in Kebbi State had absconded from an isolation centre and subsequently died in his house, the state COVID-19 Task Force chairman, Jaafaru Mohammed has said. Mohammed, who is also the state Commissioner for Health disclosed this in Birnin-Kebbi on Saturday… Read full story

Atiku Will Be President, He Better Be Presidential
ATIKU Abubakar will be president of the federal republic except Yemi Osinbajo becomes president ahead of him, and the former Vice better start being presidential beyond his social media measured appearances like a ghost in Shakespearean theatre. If God has packaged a presidential celebration for him… Read full story

Rising Debts, Little Infrastructure: Nigeria’s Economic Paradox
CRIPPLING infrastructure deficit in Nigeria has been one of the biggest challenges confronting the country over the years. This has significantly increased the cost of doing business in Nigeria and hampered both international and local investments in the country. This is despite huge borrowings by the country… Read full story

Our COVID-19 Travails: How Nigerians Are Coping With Hunger, Cash Crunch
NOBODY prepared for the situation that most parts of the world are presently experiencing. Not even in anyone’s wildest imagination was it thought that the whole world would be in a lockdown for months, not least Nigerians, as it is being experienced today… Read full story

Diversification: Obasanjo, Atiku Failed Nigerians ― APC
Former vice-president and People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has courted the anger of the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress over his critique of the economy. Atiku in a statement during the week titled, How to Pull Nigeria from the Brink, has advised the… Read full story


You might also like

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. AcceptRead More