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Published On: Wed, Oct 2nd, 2019

Okowa’s Wife, Edith Refutes Report Of Receiving N3.5bn From U.S Group


LAGOS OCTOBER 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)-Dame Edith Okowa, wife of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has denied receiving N3.5 billion for her pet project, O’5 Initiative, from the Initiative for Global Development, a U.S based organisation.
The governor’s wife made the denial in Asaba on Wednesday at a press briefing while reacting to stories making the round that IGD donated 10 million dollars (N3.5 billion) to O’5 Initiative.
The money was allegedly donated during the just concluded United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
She explained that O’5 Initiative as a registered organization was invited to the UNGA where she made presentations.
“A major outcome of our UN presentations is the expressed desire of the Initiative for Global Development to partner with O’5 Initiative.
“Their interest is centered on digitizing our sickle cell clinics across the state. This will generate critical data that will aid in the management of sickle cell patients.
“I would like to state categorically that no memorandum of understanding has been signed and no financial commitment has been made.
“If my Initiative was given any money, I will be very glad but no money was given to it,” she said.
Mrs Okowa said that the O’5 Initiative, had enjoyed support in cash and kind from individuals and corporate bodies including banks and oil companies.
She mentioned that the organization had conducted medical outreach programmes at the grassroots in the state in which 26,304 patients benefited in 2018.
Daily Independent

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  1. Atuyota says:

    OREEEE!!!!!!!!!!! Edith! Seriously???? no $10mill?????????
    God dey see you and your adulterous husband ooooo!

    • Moss Malone says:

      Oga, if you get proof, put am somewhere and leave a link to it so we can go check it out.

      I don’t know her, never met her and her husband is not my favourite person. But accusations without foundation could be ruinous to reputation.

      You see the way the Panama Papers were published? You do the same.

      Hey, which one this country dey o? This website make I spell this adjective like this “favorite,” the American English. We were colonized by the Brits (UK), whose English we inherited. Make we make up our minds o. Na Americo or UK English? Officially the latter is what this country uses.

      Another thing. Every time I visit these sites (just to patronise) and leave my email addy, someone tries to hack into my Google account. Make una stop am o, ehe. Or I go swear for una o. Make you no laf o

  2. J.M.Ovedje says:

    Whatever a man or woman says, God is the best judge and who recompenses or rewards everyone. It is never and cannot never be hidden. Let us all understand those in authority will be in the strictest position of judgement, according to the scriptures, because they are there to serve the people not themselves.

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