The Commissioner representing the people of Ijaw Ethnic Nationality within the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Dr. Paul Bebenimibo on Wednesday donated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Warri Correspondents’ Chapel.
Dr. Bebenimibo donated the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Warri Correspondents’ Chapel Press Centre, in recognition of his longstanding relationship with Journalists in Warri.
Donating the items, Dr. Bebenimibo said he knows fully well that Journalists also are exposed to the risks and hazards as they cover the dreaded Corona-Virus pandemic.
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The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu who was on the ground joined the Secretary of the NUJ Warri Correspondents’ Chapel, Comrade Dele Fasan to receive the items.
Comrade Ikeogwu commended the DESOPADEC Commissioner for the gesture saying.
“It is the first time a political appointee is remembering journalists in Delta State since the lockdown started.”
“We didn’t beg him to donate it as many people would want us to do before they’re going to remember us Bebenimibo made this donation in recognition of role covering the deadly pandemic.”
“I need to commend Dr. Paul Bebenimibo for this excellent gesture to our members in Warri and that I pray God to still uplift him.”
“I wish to also use this medium to turn friends of the NUJ to recollect our members during this critical time as we’d like personal protection equipment considering the risks we are exposed to going about our daily duties.”