government has agreed to
take over the operations of
the two Cottage hospitals
at Tsekelewu and Oporoza
communities built by the
Egbema and Gbaramatu
Communities Development
Foundation, EGCDF through
the sponsorship of Chevron
Nigeria Limited in order for
the people of the riverine
communities to have access
to good health facilities.
It would be recalled that
the communities through their
leader, Comrade Jude Ukori,
had last week appealed to the
Delta state government to take
over and provide personnel for
the cottage hospitals at Oporoza
and Tsekelewu communities
in Warri South West and Warri
North Local Government Areas
in the state.
In response to the plea,
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa
revealed yesterday that the
commissioner for health in
the state, Dr. Nicholas Azinge
has been directed to examine
the hospitals and make a

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programme for the possible
takeover of the hospitals in no
distance time.
Governor Okowa, represented
by the Chief of Staff, Government
House, Mr. Tams Brisibe,
during the commissioning of
projects at Gbaramatu and
Egbema communities in Warri
South West and North Local
Government Areas of the state,
said that the state government
was ready to cater for the
essential needs of the Egbema
and Gbaramatu people.
The governor thanked
members of the EGCDF for

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embarking on essential projects
that are dear to members
of the communities, adding
that the projects would no
doubt compliments the state
government SMART agenda.
He noted that the state
government made enough
provision for youths in Delta
in the new budget, saying
that several youths will be
empowered in various skills
through the Skills Training and
Entrepreneurship Programme,
STEP and Youth Agricultural
Entrepreneurs Programme,

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