The Rivers State Chief of Staff Hon, Tony Okocha says that he would embark on the empowerment of chiefs, widows, women and non-indigenes in his community, Ekinigbo, Rumuigbo in Obio/Akpor local Government Area. Hon Okocha said this during a familiarization tour of the Care-Taker -Committee Chairman of the local Government Area, Mr. chikodi Dike to Ekinigbo community recently.
He disclosed that he has ear-marked Two million naira for the empowerment of thirty chiefs, seventy widows, forty women, and twenty non-indigenes. Hon Okocha noted that each person would receive Ten thousand per month, stressing that they will receive these amount of money until the expiration of his tenure as chief of staff, Government House.
Also speaking, the Care-Taker Committee chairman Mr Dike Chikodi said they were in the area to familiarize themselves with the people and to identify the needs of the people. Mr. Chikodi enjoined the people to state their needs which he will forward to the Governor for Solution. Earlier, the chairman of Ekinigbo clan council Mr Chinedu Amadi had commended the Governor, Rt. Hon chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for the various projects in the area. He appealed to the Government to embark on the reconstruction of Obi-wali, Ogologo and Nkpolu-Rumuigbo Road. Mr. Amadi appealed to the Government to build a market, empower the youths as well as provide fifteen Transformers to the area.