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D-CARES Attains New Heights: Governor Oborevwori Expands Programme by 200%

Asaba, Delta State – In a groundbreaking development, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the Delta State Governor, has announced a significant expansion of the Delta COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (D-CARES) Programme.

This expansion will greatly benefit the people of the State, boosting the number of direct beneficiaries from 36,353 to an astounding 110,841 individuals. This remarkable increase of about 205% underscores the government’s unwavering commitment to providing opportunities for all Deltans, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds.

Speaking at a recent town hall meeting held at the Unity Hall in the Government House, Asaba, the Governor expressed his delight at the positive impact the D-CARES programme has had on the lives of its beneficiaries.

Governor Oborevwori commended the tireless efforts of the D-CARES team for prioritizing the well-being of the people, ensuring that no one is left behind during these challenging times. He urged them to continue their hard work and dedication to uplift the lives of the citizens.

The Commissioner for Economic Planning and Chairman of the State CARES Steering Committee, Hon. Sonny Ekedayen, highlighted the exponential growth of the programme, emphasizing the Governor’s unwavering dedication to improving the lives and economic prospects of the poor and vulnerable in Delta State. This expansion of the D-CARES programme signifies the Oborevwori’s commitment to providing comprehensive support and opportunities for those most affected by the aftermath of COVID-19 and other economic disruptions.

Hon. Ekedayen explained that the D-CARES programme aims to address the pressing needs of vulnerable populations in Delta State by focusing on increasing social transfers, basic services, livelihood support, food security, and empowering micro and small-scale entrepreneurs. According to him, the programme serves as a vital intervention to support individuals and communities facing ongoing challenges, ensuring that no one is left behind.

Also speaking, the Secretary of the State CARES Steering Committee and State Coordinator of the Delta CARES Programme, Lady (Dr.) Patience Ogbewe emphasized the programme’s dedication to addressing the comprehensive needs of vulnerable populations.

She highlighted the importance of economic opportunities, healthcare, education, and food security for all individuals and communities. Dr Ogbewe expressed her gratitude to Governor Oborevwori for his unwavering support, which has been instrumental in ensuring the success of the programme.

The expansion of the D-CARES programme in Delta State represents a significant step forward in the government’s commitment to improving the lives of its citizens. With a renewed focus on uplifting the vulnerable and providing essential support, Delta State is forging a path towards a brighter and more inclusive future for all its residents.

Efecha Gold
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