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Delta lauds U.S.-based Ubulu-Uku body for hospital upgrade, scholarship award


Olu of Ubulu-Uku, Noah Chukwuka Akaeze I

The Delta State government has commended indigenes of Ubulu Uku of Aniocha South council area in the diaspora for their support to the government’s developmental efforts in making life more meaningful to the people of the area.
The government’s commendation came in the wake of successful inauguration and connection to national grid, of a 33kva transformer worth over N10 million for the smooth running of the General Hospital Ubulu-Uku and a scholarship award to indigent undergraduate from the community by the Ubulu Uku association based in the United States of America.
President of the association, Mr. Mike Eboka, said his group was worried at the state of the hospital, which has not been functioning maximally for some time hence the decision of the Ubulu Uku USA to intervene.He lamented that referrals to the hospital has been on steady decline as the hospital could hardly attend to patients due to incessant blackout, a development that made the association in the United States to lift the hospital with the provision of the transformer.

Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Patrick Ekeruche, thanked the Ubulu Uku USA for the gesture saying the state government was happy and appreciated the spirit of collaborating with the state even when members are based outside the country.He said the provision of electricity transformer would help improve the services rendered by the hospital as the prevailing outage was almost turning the health facility moribund.
Meanwhile, the union has declared Miss Nancy Odinakachukwu from Akpama Quarters in Ogbe part of Ubulu Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta, as the winner of this year’s annual Ubulu Uku Union, USA (UUU USA) educational scholarship award. It announced the undergraduate as the award recipient after the final screening at the last general conference call of the association held recently
As a recipient of the scholarship, Odinakachukwu will be receiving N100,000 every year for four year duration of the undergraduate course.On the purpose of the scholarship, the union said the scheme was designed to assist indigenes of Ubulu-Uku to continue their educational pursuits in any federal/state university in Nigeria. They, however, pointed out that opportunities are only given to families, in which neither parents hold a bachelor’s degree. It would be recalled that the association had in March this year offered scholarship awards to two deserving Ubulu Uku students.

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