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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has released the sum of ₦400 million for members of Ekporo community in Eleme Local Government Area to rebuild the new abode and compensate families who were fatally affected by the inter-communal clashes eight years ago.
Governor Wike said that the money was for the development and resettlement of the Ekporo people, who have suffered as refugees in other communities as their own community was rendered uninhabitable.
While speaking to elders and stakeholders of the Eleme community during a meeting in Port Harcourt yesterday, Governor Wike, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tammy Danagogo, noted that it was the desire of the Wike-led administration to ensure that communities remain peaceful and enjoy the infrastructural prosperity of the state.
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He said that the Rivers government would continue to do what it can to foster inter-communal coexistence and peace in order to build a safe and secure state for all.
Danagogo said: ‘It is unfortunate that members of the Ekporo community were sacked from their community for about eight years now as a result of the inter-communal wars.
‘We expect you to work with the government on beneficial plans to utilize these funds in terms of primary infrastructure and resettlement of the people back into their community.
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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