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WIKE Compensate Ekporo Community with N400 Million

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has released the sum of N400 million for members of Ekporo community in Eleme Local Government to rebuild the Ekporo community.

The fund is to compensate families who were fatally affected by the inter-communal clashes eight years ago. 

In a Statement released by JULIANA MASI Press Officer to the Secretary to the State Government Governors Office Port Harcourt, Governor Wike said that the money is for the development and resettlement of the Ekporo people who have suffered as refugees in other communities as their own community was rendered uninhabitable. 

Speaking to Elders and Stakeholders of Eleme community during a meeting today in Port Harcourt, Governor Wike, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo noted that it is the desire of the NEW administration to ensure that communities remain peaceful and enjoy the infrastructural prosperity of the state. 

He said that Government will continue to foster inter-communal coexistence and peace in order to build a safe and secure state for all. 

"It is unfortunate that members of the Ekporo community were sacked from their community for about 8 years now as a result of the inter-communal wars. 

"We expect you to work with Government on beneficial plans to utilize this funds in terms of primary infrastructure and resettlement of the people back into their community", he said. 

He urged indigenes of the state to continue to toe the line of peace as conflict and war will only brew devastation and under-development. 


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