Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Tuesday distributed foodstuffs to the 13 wards of Ikwerre Local Government Area as part of his support package to all communities of the state engaged in the fight to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The foodstuffs were delivered to all the 13 wards of Ikwerre Local Government Area by the Rivers State COVID-19 Palliatives Committee headed by Ambassador Desmond Akawor.
Distributing the foodstuffs, Chairman of Rivers State COVID-19 Palliatives Committee, Ambassador Desmond Akawor urged those selected by their respective wards to ensure that the foodstuffs get to the people.
He said: “You were selected by your respective wards as clerics, youth leaders and traditional Rulers to share these foodstuffs. Don’t betray the trust of the people. Make sure that they get the foodstuffs. ”
He said that Governor Wike decided to reach the less privileged because many people are suffering because of the measures put in place to stop coronavirus from spreading.
Ambassador Desmond Akawor directed the community leaders , clerics and Traditional Rulers from the 13 wards to ensure that the foodstuffs are shared to people who cannot afford foodstuffs.
The Chairman of the Rivers State Palliatives Committee noted that the State Government has established a feedback mechanism to check the diversion of the foodstuffs.
Chairman of Ikwerre Local Government Area, Mr Samuel Nwanosike said that the people of Ikwerre Local Government Area are happy with Governor Wike for his intervention at this critical time.
Responding on behalf of Ward 1, Venerable. Napoleon Onugbu said the foodstuffs extended to the people by Governor Wike will go a long way towards helping them survive the sit-at-home period.
Also speaking, Rev Justice Ezeocha of Ward 9 prayed God to always protect Governor Wike for him to cater for the needs of Rivers people at all times.
Pastor Sampson Owhorji of Ward – 10 said that the people will continue to support Governor Wike because he is a leader who means well for Rivers State.
Rev. Orlukwu Augustin (Ward 2) and Rev. Tony Archiving (Ward- 8) assured that the foodstuffs will get to the less privileged in their respective wards.