Okowa To Engage Children In Academic Activities

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has directed the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, to organise academic activities for flood-displaced school children taking temporary shelter at the different Holding Camps in the state.


Okowa revealed  during an interactive sessions with the children during a visit to Holding Camps for persons at Oneh and Ogbe-Afor Primary Schools, Asaba.

The governor said, :”I have listened to you (children) and your major concern is how to be engaged academically in the camp which is very good, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education is already working on that; it is very important that the children are; positively engaged in an organised manner.


“I have gone round the camp and noticed that people among you are; cooking your food, it is a good development because; you must live as one united family, show love to one another; as a government, your welfare is; our greatest concern, apart from providing necessary amenities, we have mobile clinics that are; well equipped to cater for your needs.

“Our major concern is; to save life, we know that you have lost a lot to the flood, don’t despair. We will do our best for you to be; comfortable while in the camp and also see that you are; properly settled after the flood, be prayerful and believe that you are not abandoned by God.”

The Commissioner for Special Duties, Mr. Ernest Ogwezzy, took Governor Okowa round the facilities at the Camp and the governor gave words of encouragement to the people at the different departments he visited.