Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has for the first time made a commitment to the effect that the supply of foodstuff to the under-privileged would continue to flow until the corona virus crisis is over.
The governor made the disclosure in Bonny Island when the Palliatives committee delivered the food items to the people. Gov Wike only urged the ward committees to ensure every person got the items but assured of continuity.
Gov 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.
Gov Wike said no part of the state would 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 would 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 foodstuffs at any ward will meet with sanctions.
Rev. Joshua Trust Ogbologogu (Ward 11) stated that the committee members will distribute the foodstuffs 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 would not disappoint their people, as the foodstuffs will get to them.