In Cross River, NDDC Distributes Over 1,000 Bags of Rice To 18 LGAs


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In Cross River, NDDC Distributes Over 1,000 Rice of Bags To 18 LGAs.


This week, the Niger Delta Development Commission shared over 1000 bags of rice and cash gifts to individuals and organisations, including political parties and individuals living with disabilities, across the state’s 18 local government areas.

The gesture was orchestrated from Calabar, the Cross River state capital, on the initiative of the Ministry of the Niger Delta Affairs and NDDC, Newswire report.

The distribution was going on simultaneously across the Niger Delta States, Hon.Orok Duke, the state distribution coordinator and a former speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, said, but this is the first time in Cross River that it will be done in a way that reaches small communities.

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These things have been coming in for over 22 years, but nobody has earned this sum before, and in such a way. In Calabar south, Municipal and Akpabuyo axis, the mentality is that only militants and activists are to benefit, so they typically end up giving it to youth groups. Never did they extend beyond Akamkpa.

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So I said Cross River has 196 wards when I was giving this assignment and we got 1400 bags of rice. So we shared with all the wards in the state on the first day, and then we shared with APC and PDP representatives, and then with the various youth groups, the mentally disabled, and then the mothers.

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Orok said he would ensure that the palliative gets to everyone in the state, no matter how limited it is, and not for a few insiders who have always been the case.

For his part, Dan Obo, National Youth Council (NYCN) State Chairman, said that he appreciates the ministry’s and NDDC’s gesture and that more needs to be done to alleviate the people’s plight.

I have seen what is being handed out and everybody is involved and in order. Although something needs to be done, we appreciate this and because of this, someone won’t sleep hungry today.

Ms Grace Ekanem, one of the beneficiaries, said that her meeting chairperson had just told her to come to the venue and she saw that they were sharing rice when she arrived and she took part.

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Grace suggested that such gestures should be continuous to make individuals who remain in the grassroots feel the effect of governance.


In Cross River, NDDC Distributes Over 1,000 Rice of Bags To 18 LGAs.


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