As COVID-19 pandemic keeps the world on its toes, some Anioma sons in Diaspora has joined the league of Billionaires in Nigeria to give cash donations to combat the virus in what will be better described as naira rain.
Amongst these philanthropic Nigerians concerned about the health and safety of their fellow countrymen are Anioma sons who have in their gesture accorded Anioma a worthy name.
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These persons include Jim Ovia, Tony O. Elumelu gave a billion naira each while Ned Nwoko gave a hundred million naira donation.
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MAN DIES A DAY TO MOTHER’S BURIAL
Mr. Ifeanyi Okoh a native of Idah Quarters, Owa-Oyibu and father of three has been reported dead a day to his mother’s burial.
Mr. Okoh who was said to have been ill for a very long time, but was already resuscitating, unexpectedly gave up the ghost on Friday March 27, 2020.
The deceased, a popular fashion designer with over 25 apprentices learning under him, was said to have single-handedly bought a cow for his mother’s burial ceremony. He was also said to have paid for two live bands. But, quite unfortunately, the cold hand of death gripped him only some hours to his mother’s burial ceremony.
Late Mr. Friday Okoh had as at the time of filing this report has been buried at his family compound in Idah Quarters, Owa Oyibu. Efforts made to speak with his bereaved wife proved abortive.
COVID -19: IKA RESIDENTS COMPLY WITH SHUT DOWN
Following the declaration of Delta state government on shut down of super markets, eateries, open markets, and ‘sit at home’ as measures to curtail the spread of the deadly corona virus, Ika residents have adhered strictly to the directives.
The total shutdown which kicked -off on Wednesday, 1st April, 2020, has left major roads and streets totally abandoned, except for security agents who are moving around to enforce compliance. Markets were also empty.
Speaking in an interview with Ika Weekly reporter, Angela a Civil Defense Officer at Owa -Ekei junction noted that pedestrians are so far complying to the ‘sit at home’ directive of the government. She also stated that those seen on the road were people with health issues that needed medical attention and security personnel enforcing compliance. She added that everyone needs to work as a team to fight the virus, so that it will not get to Delta state