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By Shina Badmus

Senator James Manager, representing Delta South in the red chambers of tbe National Assembly, has been described as a man of the people by Hon. Awusa Gbekebor, chairman of Flood Remediation Committee in Bomadi Local Government Area.

Hon. Gbekebor was speaking while reacting to the donation of gifts and cash made by Senator Manager to victims of the recent flood disaster in Bomadi who are now accommodated in Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) camp located at Kpakiama Secondary School, Kpakiama in Bomadi as part of his two day tour of the IDPs scattered across the senatorial district.

The IDP camps visited by Manager were located at Kpakiama Secondary School, Kpakiama in Bomadi; Patani-Uzere road, Patani; Emede Secondary School, Emede in Isoko South; and Alaka Secondary School, Ozoro in Isoko North, Warri North and Burutu Local Government Areas

Manager, who was represented by Hon. Jackson Okotozor alongside other delegates, gave out N1m cash to each IDP camp and use the visit as an avenue to sympathize as well as present flood victims with relief materials, and encouraging them not to be dispirited by the travails arising from the disaster.

The team also met with the respective flood relief committees set up in the various local government areas and also assured the victims that the senator has moved a motion in the Federal House and that the government would respond to their plight in no distant time.

Speaking to GbaramatuVoice, the victims expressed appreciation and gratitude to the senator who they said has always identified with them both in their happy moments and trying times.

Responding to the cash donation, Hon. Awusa Gbekebor, the Flood Committee Chairman in Bomadi, said, “He is the man of the people because if you don’t have the people at heart, you would not send a delegation to check on them. And as you know this flood coincided with his primary election but for someone to still send delegation to bring some relieve materials to us, the people and entire local government say, thank you.”

On his part, Omiebi Ladein, the Flood Remediation Committee Chairman in Patani, “the committee and the people in the IDPs present here want to say a very big thank you to the distinguished senator for having sympathy on us in a difficult time like this. God will bless him abundantly and I also want to assure you, every kobo been given to us here will be spent judiciously.”

In Isoko South, Hon. Samson Idume, who is the Supervisory Councilor for Finance, representing the Chairman, Hon. Constantine Ibobo Malick, said “Senator James Manager sent his representatives to come and see the IDPs camp at Emede Grammar School and present a large sum of money to us, for the upkeep of the camp. What he did here is wonderful and all of us here at Isoko South, we are grateful and we say thank you.”

While Moses Omoverah, media aide to the Chairman of Isoko North Local Government Council, said: “I must say we are grateful for the gesture of Senator James Manager for deeming it fit to come to the IDPs people in Alaka Grammar School. I must say we are grateful for this gesture so far because it is not easy.

“As a matter of fact he just finished primaries and he has every reason to say he wants to rest but he knows that he is representing people and the people he is representing are suffering. We have been receiving people and items from other people but this is the biggest I must say.”

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