The Dr. Isioma Okobah Foundation, Wednesday, distributed baby items to flood victims in the holding camp for the Internally Displaced Persons in Asaba, Delta State, who had newborn babies in the camp.
The C.E.O of the Foundation who doubles as the Chairman of the Delta State Primary Health Care Development Agency Dr. Isioma Okobah, while presenting the baby items to the flood victims, expressed sympathy and worries over the effects of the flood on the victims as it submerged their houses, washed away their farmlands and every means of livelihood. She urged the mothers to make judicious use of the baby items assuring them of more donations.
Dr. Okobah further disclosed that the intervention was due to the vulnerability of the newborn babies in the camp as well as to lessen the burden on the mothers who would need to procure baby items but may not have the wherewithal to do so as a result of the natural disaster that had cost them their means of livelihood and personal belongings.
She commended the Delta state governor Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa for providing a conducive holding camp with relief materials for the IDPs across the state assuring the flood victims that the governor’s Health For All Deltans policy and prosperity agenda was still on course as she craved their collective prayers and support for the governor.
Speaking with newsmen, Dr. Isioma Okobah used the opportunity to appeal to all well meaning Nigerians, private organizations, churches, none-profit organizations to step up to assist the internally displaced persons. “Delta State Government is doing its best financially and providing support across the State in various Holding camps but Government can not do it alone. We owe it to each other to be our brothers’ keeper. For donations contact Delta SEMA and Please keep the IDPs in your prayers”. She interceded.
The baby items donated included mosquito nets, vacuum flask, baby clothes, mattresses, cotton buds, diapers, soaps, towels, cream, powder, hygiene kits, bathtubs, baby and socks. Others include cash gifts and beverages.
Responding to the gesture, the mothers who were highly excited, commended Dr. Isioma Okobah for coming to their aid at this critical period. They prayed God to continuously guide and uplift her as well as other members of the foundation as she continues to bring succour to the less privileged.