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NDDC to provide Rivers community with solar-powered water facility

By Obiabin Onukwugha

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has revealed plans to kick-off the construction of a Mega Solar-powered Water facility project in Soku community, Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers State.

Rivers State Representative at the NDDC Board, Chief Tony Okocha, made this known when he visited the community to distribute some palliatives and household items.

The gesture, according to Okocha, was in fulfillment of an earlier promise to cushion the effect of the recent cholera outbreak in the community.

The palliatives consisted of 400 bags of rice, 400 bags of beans, 200 cartons of noodles, 198 tubers of yam, 200 bags of water 20 cartons of tomato paste, 20 cartons maggi, 20 gallons of groundnut oil, 13pks of slippers, 5pkts of mosquito nets, 20 bags of salt, 20pkts of sugar and 159 bags of rice.

Handing over the items to Soku Council of Chiefs, Okocha emphasized that NDDC, in line with its mandate to prioritize the well-being and welfare of the people of Niger Delta, decided to donate the relief materials to cushion the aftermath effects of the cholera outbreak in the communities some months ago.

The Rivers NDDC rep commended the people of Soku community for their peaceful disposition and support to the medical team deployed by the NDDC during the cholera outbreak and called for equitable distribution of the items

The Rivers Rep also thanked the Board and Management of NDDC, led by the Chairman, Barr. Chiedu Ebie and the MD/CEO NDDC, Chief Dr. Samuel Ogbuku, for repositioning the Commission into an active and feasible Interventionist Agency.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Communities, the Chairman of Soku Council of Chiefs, Chief Opuda Orumo
Chm, thanked the Governing Board of the NDDC for always coming to the rescue of community at the time of need.

He specially extended the gratitude of the communities to the Rivers State Representative, for the intervention during the cholera outbreak and for facilitating the donation of the palliatives and the Water Project to the communities.

He reaffirmed the loyalty and support of the Soku people to the government of President Bola Tinubu.


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