By Sonia Udemaguna, Managing Editor
An association of Onicha Ugbo professionals and indigenes based in the United States of America and Canada named Onicha Ugbo Development and Cultural Foundation USA Inc (ODCF) has donated over N6.8 million Naira in cash to be disbursed to all residents of Onicha Ugbo locked down during this Covid-19 pandemic.
In a joint press release issued by the Chairman Board of trustees Chief Stephen Ugezene and President of the association Mr Victor Odeigah, the association is aware of the painful economic impact the pandemic lockdown was having on the residents of Onicha Ugbo and so decided to compliment various food palliatives donated by Delta State Government, Hon Ndudi Elumelu, General Aya Fejokwu, Tony Elumelu and other private donors by donating cash.
According to Mr Odeigah, ODCF will keep exploring ways to assist the peoples of Onicha Ugbo during this difficult and challenging period. The cash will be disbursed on a household by household basis to ensure that everyone gets something no matter how small. In line with this goal a database of all residents of Onicha Ugbo during this lockdown has been compiled.
ODCF under the distinguished stewardship of Chief Ugezene has over the years donated millions of Naira worth of medical equipment to Onicha Ugbo Primary Health Care Center and has sponsored several medical outreach missions providing free health care and eye care services .
ODCF played a pivotal role in the reconnection of Onicha Ugbo to the electrical grid in 2016 through their provision of critical funding for the purchase of electrical materials and consumables. ODCF was also actively involved during HRM Obi of Onicha Ugbo’s 20th anniversary celebrations last year.
For more information you may contact ODCF via it’s website: www.odcfusa.org.