From Ekaette Ikubor
The Rivers State Government has concluded plans to embark on post-flood palliatives for negatively ravaged communities in the state.
Chairman, State Flood Management Task Force, George Nwaeke, said this during the distribution of food items to communities in Emohua and Akuku-Toru Local Government Areas.
Nwaeke said the palliatives would include clothes for men, women and children, and special species of cassava stems with six months’ lifespan, mattresses, mosquito nets, blankets, foams and others.
He said that the state governor was committed to alleviating the sufferings of the people, adding that the committee was determined to ensure that no camp was starved of palliatives until the flood completely recedes.
Nwaeke said the government’s medical teams were already at the various camps, giving medical attention to those displaced by the flood.
Handing over relief materials to the chairman of EmohuaLocal Government Area, Chidi Lloyd, and his Akuku-Toru counterpart, Roland Sekibo, who was represented by the vice chairman, West Caroline Napoleon, Nwaeke said the items were to alleviate the sufferings of the people.
The chairmen of Emohua Local Government Council, Dr Chidi Lloyd, and his Akuku-Toru counterpart, thanked Governor Wike for identifying with the plights of displaced persons in the local government areas.
Lloyd maintained that Wike had proven that he was a leader who cares for his people, saying, “It is not about dashing people money but doing things that will impact positively on the lives of the people”.
In his remarks, Sekibo said the council was grateful to the governor for the gesture.
Speaking with newsmen earlier, secretary of the committee and commissioner for social welfare, Inime Aguma, said Governor Wike was committed to alleviating the plights of internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Earlier, the committee had released additional eight truck loads of food and cheques to the four local government areas of Abua/Odual, Ahoada West, Ahoada East and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni bordering Orashi river.