Wike release N2b stimulus package to ease lockdown pains


By Shola O’Neil, S’South Regional Editor, Port Harcourt

 

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has released N2billion for the procurement of essential foodstuffs to ease the pains of residents from the COVID-19 induced lockdown of the state.

The governor disclosed this to newsmen at the Government House, Port Harcourt.

He also announced the composition of a 33-man committee for the procurement and distribution of foodstuff to residents of the state.

He also announced total ban on movement of agricultural produces and fishes from Rivers to other parts of the country until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While lambasting the Federal Government for allegedly neglecting the state in the disbursement of COVID19 fund, he assured that the state would continue to take steps to protect its citizens and everybody living in the state.

“If we did not take the steps that we took, probably we would have seen more cases.

“No state is more important that the other; if there is, I think Rivers…



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