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Aftermath Of Flood: Special Duties Commissioner Lauds Rivers NUJ Over Relief Material To Victims

The Rivers State council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has presented a cheque of two hundred thousand naira (N200,000), some cloths and other relief materials worth thousand of naira to the flood victims in the state. Presenting the items to the victims through the State Commissioner for Special Duties, Barrister Dickson Umunakwe in his office in Port Harcourt, Mr Opaka Dokubo the Chairman of the Rivers Council of NUJ, congratulated the Hon. Commissioner on his appointment and assured him of his support, praying that God should give him wisdom to effect change in the ministry positively. The Rivers NUJ Council Boss, expressed dismay over the natural calamity that befell the state last year, describing it as unprecedented, which needs all hands to be on deck irrespective of religion, party and tribe, as government cannot do it alone and commended the Rivers State government for assisting the flood victims. Receiving the items on behalf of the flood victims, the state commissioner for Special Duties, Barrister Dickson Umunakwe, expressed his profound gratitude to the Rivers NUJ, stressing that it will assist the State Government in no small measure to alleviate the suffering of the flood victims. The Commissioner, who recalled the role played by the state government since the calamity of the flood befell the state, hinted that the state government had distributed 94,000 plantain and banana suckers and 30,000 cassava stems to the four LGAs of Abua/Odua, Ahoada East, Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni that were devastated by the flood. The Hon Commissioner, who noted that the rehabilitation process required the assistant of all, expressed government’s determination to give the affected victims succour until the last victim is properly taken care of and enjoined other professional bodies and individuals to assist the government. Those present include Mr Stanley Job Stanley, the Secretary of Rivers NUJ, Mr Ayo Tamuno, Vice Chairman, Mr Kanayo Onukugha, Assistant Secretary. Others include: Mr Opaka Dokubo, NUJ Chairman Rivers State, Newswriter Chapel Secretary, Uche Agbam, Treasurer, NUJ, Barrister Dickson Umunakwe, the state commissioner for special duties, some director of the ministry and others. ### Emeka Jilly Ejiowhor

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