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  • Updated: May 21, 2024

NDDC gives food, supplies to Rivers communities affected by cholera

NDDC gives food, supplies to Rivers  communities affected by

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has provided relief materials to the Soku communities in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State in response to a cholera outbreak.

Tony Okocha, the Rivers representative on the NDDC Governing Board, delivered the supplies on Monday.

Okocha stated that the donation aimed to alleviate the communities' hardships and was part of President Bola Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda.

He also praised the communities for their peaceful attitude and cooperation with the medical intervention team dispatched by the commission during the outbreak.

He charged them to support Tinubu’s administration to achieve its renewed hope agenda.

Okocha announced that NDDC had approved a mega solar-power water project that would produce 10,000 gallons of water daily.

He urged them to provide a bigger space for the project, saying that the contractor complained that the space provided by the communities for the project was small.

He thanked the board and management of NDDC, led by the chairman, Chiedu Ebie, and the managing director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, for repositioning the commission for better performance.

The items included 400 bags of rice, 400 bags of beans, 196 tubers of yam, 159 bags of garri, 200 cartons of noodles, beverages, 200 packs of water, mosquito nets, slippers and toiletries, among others.

Responding on behalf of the communities, the chairman, Soku Council of Chiefs, Opuda Orumo, thanked the commission for bringing them succour.

Orumo affirmed the loyalty and support of the communities to Tinubu’s administration and the NDDC commission.

The area suffered an outbreak of cholera in March due to the scarcity of potable water.

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