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Wike inaugurates COVID-19 palliatives committee


Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Monday, inaugurated a 24-member committee to work out modalities for the rollout of palliatives for people of the state.

The palliatives are put together by the state government to cushion the effect of the lockdown in the state.

The state Commissioner of Information and Communication, Paulinus Nsirim, who disclosed this in a statement in Port Harcourt, said the committee would be headed by Desmond Akawor while Paulinus Nsirim would serve as secretary.

The statement added: “Other members of the panel are – Mrs. Inimie Aguma, Dr. Bariere Thomas, Chief David Briggs, Florence Amiesimaka, Stella Ichenwo, Anthonia Kpakol, Edison Ehie, and Samual Nwanosike.

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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 include 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.”)

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