COVID-19 Lockdown: Wike inaugurates committee to rollout palliatives for residents


The Commissioner of Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, mae the disclosure in a statement in Port Harcourt on Monday that the palliatives were to cushion hardship faced by residents.

He attributed the hardship faced by residents to the restrictions placed on markets, gathering and movement in the state due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to him, the committee would he chaired by Desmond Akawor while, Paulinus Nsirim would work as secretary of the committee.

“Other members are: Mrs Inimie Aguma, Dr Bariere Thomas, Chief David Briggs, Florence Amiesimaka, Stella Ichenwo, Anthonia Kpakol, Edison Ehie and Samual Nwanosike.

“Also on the committee are Hope Ikiriko, Latteh Loolo, Venerable Richard Okpara, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Diepriye, Monsignor Pius Kii, Archbishop Felix Ezebunwo, Mrs Vivian Braide and Prince Ohia.

“Representatives from security agencies includes: ACP Innocent Umerie (Police), Hassan Yahaya (DSS), Lt.-Col. Bello (Army), AC Matthew Pama (NSCDC), Wing Cdr. Comfort Visah and Lt.-Cdr. CJ Udeh (Navy),” he said.

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