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Wike approves N1bn for flood victims

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approved the sum of one billion naira, for emergency relief measures to support flood victims in Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni Local Government Areas of the State.

Governor Wike, said the fund was to enable vulnerable families, particularly in Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGAs, which are the most affectedted areas in the State, to cope with the flood disaster, which has destiyed homes, farmlands and forced affected residents to relocate to safer places.

The Governor, in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, empathized with the victims, and also set up a Taskforce to coordinate the distribution of relief materials to the affected communities.

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 Aguma, is the Secretary.

Other members of the Taskforce are the Chairman of Ahoada West LGA, Hope Ikiriko and Chukwuemeka Onowo among others.

All members of the Taskforce are to meet with the Rivers State Governor at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Rivers State Governor has appointed Twenty Eight Thousand Special Assistants for political units in the state and the appointments take immediate effect.

The Governor had earlier appointed three hundred and nineteen Ward Liaison Officers and forty Local Government Area Liaison Officers.

Writing Ibisaki Wills; Editing Chinasa Ossai & Julian Osamoto