The Transition Committee Chairman, Bende Local Government Area, Dr. Haglar Okorie has distributed palliatives including bags of rice, beans, garri, salt cartons noodles, face masks, hand-sanitizers among others. Distributing the paliatives at the Council headquarters through the Traditional Rulers and President Generals of development unions, the
Transition Chairman, Dr. Haglar Okorie said the palliative materials were for the vulnerable individuals in Bende Local Government Area. Dr. Okorie disclosed that he called on some illustrous sons of the Council to contribute to ensure the palliatives were purchased and commended them and members of the committee for a work well-done.
He explained that the essence of using the Traditional Rulers and President Generals in sharing the palliatives was to ensure that the paliatives reach to the vulnerable people and disclosed that the distribution cuts accross political linings. He maintained that the relief materials were necessary to alleviate sufferings of the people occasioned by the current lockdown order in the State and assured that more would be distributed as the Council would be collecting its share from the State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu. He equally disclosed that he had earlier distributed personal relief materials to his immediate Ward before the general one.
The Council boss lauded the constitution of the Abia State Covid 19 Mobile Court, describing it as the greatest thing the State has done, stressing that it would assist the legal framework to take its course
According to the Chairman, some offenders of the covid 19 guidelines and policies have already been arrested and sentenced by the mobile court.
He used the opportunity to state that the Federal Government has not been too fair to Abia State, saying that even the rice it sent came late. He expressed worry that some palliatives such as cash given to people in the North is yet to be sent to Abia State.
The T. C Chairman, who revealed that Bende LGA has about four prominent borders with neighbouring States informed that his two Taskforces are very committed about the enforcement “we are making sure that all directives given by the Governor on this lockdown are carried out.”
Contributing, a former Deputy Chairman, Bende LGA, Chief (Hon) Kingsley Chidiebere Asonye
commended Dr. Haglar Okorie for constituting a 6 man Committee which extended the call for some illustrous sons of Bende to contribute to what was being shared to the people.
He advised people to ensure they follow the preventive measures outlined by goverment so as not to spread the virus and expressed hope that the pandemic must come to an end soon.