In continuation of his commitment to alleviating the pains of Rivers people during the fight against coronavirus, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has distributed foodstuff and other items to the people of Bonny Local Government Area.
Governor Wike who was represented by the Chairman of Rivers State COVID-19 Palliatives Committee, Ambassador Desmond Akawor assured the people that his administration will always promote their welfare.
Governor Wike said no part of the state will be excluded from the sharing of palliatives because the entire population is feeling the impact of the sit-at-home directive to check coronavirus.
He said that his administration will continue to reach out to the less privileged all through the period of the struggle.
The Governor appealed to the ward distribution officials to ensure that everyone gets the foodstuffs distributed by the Rivers State Government.
He said that the State Government ensured that clerics, women leaders, youth leaders and community development committees form part of the distribution network because the distribution of the foodstuffs must not be politicised.
Member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Hon. Abinye Blessing Pepple thanked the Rivers State Governor for ensuring that the less privileged at Bonny Island get the palliatives.
Chairman of Bonny Local Government Area, Hon. David Rogers Irimagha said any report of hijack of the foodstuff at any ward will meet with sanctions.
Rev. Joshua Trust Ogbologogu (Ward 11) stated that the committee members will distribute the foodstuff to all the less privileged people in the area.
Rev. Ebonine Stephen (Ward 9) thanked the Rivers State Governor for his commitment to the welfare of Rivers people.
Chief Didi T. Alison (Ward 6), Rev. Anderson Ukot (Ward 8), Bishop Dappa Abbey ( Ward 10), Apostle. Mark Nichodimus (Ward 1) and Amaopusenibo Joel (Ward 12) said that they will not disappoint their people, as the foodstuffs will get to the people.