The Rivers State government has urged all farmers and fishermen in the state to gather whatever produce they have to their respective local government chairmen at the centres designated by their chairmen for immediate purchase.
Secretary to the State Government Dr. Tammy Wenike Danagogo stated this shortly after the Inaugural meeting of the Committee to Purchase Food Stuffs from Farmers and Fishermen for Distribution to the Rivers State People at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday 7th April 2020.
According to Danagogo who is the chairman of the committee, the aim was to make sure that our farmers and fishermen were empowered and encouraged to continue to produce what they are producing and to stockpile enough food stuff to enable us win the war against COVID- 19 and looming starvation.
DDanagogo who disclosed that his committee has started work immediately said all the Local Government Chairmen are expected to go back to their LGAs to start the process of engaging the farmers and fishermen to sensitize them to bring their products for purchase and onward distribution to the citizens and residents of the State.
In his remarks the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim said the initiative of Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was primarily designed to ensure that nobody complains of hunger during this trying period.