The Keniebi Okoko Movement, KOM, is not relenting in its resolve to help humanity. The movement is led by Pastor Keniebi Okoko, son of the renowned Prof. Kimse Okoko, a native of Obunagha community in the Gbarain Clan of Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The junior Okoko is a successful businessman.
During the heat period of the 2018 devastating flood, the Keniebi Okoko Movement never assumed the backseat of the philanthropic vehicle that provided succour to victims of the flood. Okoko was there for the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
The movement was at Gbarain clan with a trailer load of reliefs to alleviate the suffering of his people who were ravaged by the natural disaster. Okoko's philanthropic train was also at Amassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state to distribute reliefs to the IDPs. Same was replicated at Ekpetiama clan, a cluster of communities in Yenagoa Local Government Area and other places affected by the flood.
In each of the areas he visited, the people were full of gratitude. Men and women, youths and community leaders poured encomiums on the young, selfless business mogul.
After the flood, the Movement is still doing good. Okoko is not tired of rendering selfless service to humanity. His hunger and quest for humanitarian assistance took them to the Bayelsa State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB in Yenagoa.
Presenting the notebooks to the board, Okoko said the gesture was a token of his appreciation to his maker for blessing him as well as a way of giving back to society. Represented by the Director General of the group, Mr. Embiowei Tuko, the business tycoon noted that the presentation of the books was a deliberate investment in the future of the Bayelsa child.
His words: "Okoko believes in education. He believes in the development of the younger ones. One of the reasons why he made this donation is because of the devastating effect of the flood. He understands that some of the schools might have been affected by the flood and some books may have been destroyed. Apart from that, he felt it is also necessary to complement the efforts of the restoration government of Hon. Seriake Dickson in the sustenance and development of education in Bayelsa State".
Receiving the materials on behalf of the state government, chairman of SUBEB, Pius Jonah described Okoko as a role model who should be emulated by other well meaning Bayelsans. Jonah ensured that the books would be distributed equitably to the intended schools in the eight local government areas of the state.