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Delta Gov's wife builds water borehole for inmates

16 June 2015, 08:00

Ogwashi-Uku - Dame Edith Okowa, wife of Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday inaugurated the borehole constructed for the Nigerian Prisons Service in Ogwashi-Uku in Delta.

The governor's wife said she built and donated the facility to the prisons as her birthday gift for the inmates.

Mrs Okowa promised to donate the facility when she celebrated her birthday on June 1, with the inmates in Ogwashi-Uku.

The inmates had requested the water borehole to give them access to drinkable water.

According to her, it is indeed a fulfillment of her promise to the inmates.

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"It is my duty to give to the poor and also to render help to the helpless.

"I want to dedicate this water borehole project to God almighty for the grace upon my life and for using me as an instrument of redemption," she said.

Kevwe Agas, the wife of the Secretary to the State Government, Ovie Agas, on the entourage urged the inmates to always look up to God for help.

Meanwhile, the inmates expressed delight on the gesture shown by the states’ first lady.

They, however, called on other well meaning people of the state and Nigerians to emulate the good gestures so as to make life in the prison less difficult.



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