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Gov Wike Approves N1bn To Support Rivers Flood Victims

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Gov Nyesom Wike

The sum of N1 billion has been approved by Gov Nyesom Wike for emergency relief measures to support flood victims, especially in Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Areas of Rivers State.

The governor, who empathised with the flood victims, has also set up a task force to coordinate the distribution of relief materials to affected communities in the State.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Wike’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, in Port Harcourt, on Wednesday.

Wike said the N1 billion approved by the State Government was to enable vulnerable families, particularly in Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGAs to cope with the devastating flood.

The governor said the Permanent Secretary, Special Services Bureau in the Office of the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. George Nwaeke, will serve as the chairman of the Taskforce, while, Mrs. Inime I. Aguma, is the Secretary.

Other members of the Taskforce are, the Chairman of Ahoada West LGA, Hon. Hope Ikiriko; Chairman of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, Hon. Vincent Job; Hon. Chukwuemeka Onowu and the Director of Administration in the Ministry of Special Duties.

The statement said all members of the taskforce are to meet with Wike at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.

“Meanwhile, Rivers State governor has appointed 28, 000 (Twenty Eight Thousand) Special Assistants for political units in the State and the appointments take immediate effect.

“It will be recalled that the governor had on Tuesday, 11 October 2022 appointed 319 Ward Liaison Officers and 40 Local Government Area Liaison Officers.” the statement added.

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