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Okowa empowers over 5,500 Widows in Delta as he flags off social welfare scheme

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A cross section of participant at the official flag off of the Delta State Government Social Welfare Scheme for widows in Asaba.

ASABA- Delta State Governor Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa toda in Asaba  flagged off the Delta State Social Welfare Scheme for Widows with over 5500 widows benefiting and a promise that no Deltan would be left out in the prosperity  for All Deltans agenda.

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Speaking at the eventful ceremony, Senator Okowa who was represented by the commissioner for health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge said that the scheme would take care of the financial and health needs of the widows in the state as only a healthy people can contribute to the wealth and development of the state.

“Today we are here to witness another milestone in the health care system in the state , the welfare  scheme which is designed for selected widows in the state, is meant to pay  them a monthly stipend of 5,000 naira and enroll them into the state contributory health insurance scheme to cater for all their health needs. The state government will pay for their premiums monthly”, he said, adding, “A total of 5,555 widows drawn from the 270 wards in the state will participate in the scheme which will commence at the end of January, 2018”.

“I want to extend His Excellency’s goodwill to all Deltans as once you have a healthy people, you will have a wealthy nation as they will contribute to the development of the nation”, he added.

 

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