COVID-19: Stakeholders beg Wike as food stealing threatens Okrika

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By Brave Dickson

Some stakeholders in Okrika Local Government Area of Rivers State have begged Governor Nyesom Wike to help supply them food before food stealing ravages the LGA.

The stakeholders blamed the situation on the closure of all markets in the state by government which according to the governor was part of measures to forestall the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Our correspondent monitoring the resultant effect of the market closure caught up with the leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum in the LGA, Comrade Tamunokubie Idasefiema who accused the rich men in the area of doing nothing to alleviate the hunger there.

The PANDEF leader predicted aggressive stealing and diseases associated with malnutrition as part of what his people will be experiencing if nobody comes to their rescue.

He said: “Food stuffs are very expensive now in Okrika LGA especially Gari and scarce too.

“If this food issue continues, it will lead to high level of stealing and other crimes because the hunger is too much.

“Unfortunately, the rich men in Okrika have done nothing to reduce the suffering. It was only the LG chairman that came to share hand sanitizer.

“We are begging our governor to come to our area to see how he can see things for himself and provide food for my community.”