Delta State Government gives out Cheques to victims of Uwheru Fulani Herds Men Attack.
The Delta State Government says it would continue to ensure that the security and well-being of the citizen’s of the State is not compromised.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG),Mr Chiedu Ebie made this known when he presented cheques to the next of kin of victims of the Uwheru Fulani herdsmen attack at the palace of the Ovie of Uwheru.
Mr Ebie said the State Government was desirous in improving the security in the State hence it partnered with the Nigeria Police Force to host the South South Regional Security Summit in other to tackle the security challenges being experienced by the States in the region.
He said the governors in the South South Region took a decision to strengthen the BRACED Commission which has been mandated to set up a regional security outfit which he said would bring peace and security to the region.
Mr Ebie said the State Government commiserated with the people of Uwheru for the lives that were lost during the herdsmen attack while stating that the government would support them to overcome the grief they went through.
In addition he also said the government would support the children of the victims by setting up an education endowment fund with ten million naira which would cater for their educational needs while calling on Deltans to support the endowment fund.
The SSG also said the government out of it’s magnanimity also provided financial relief to each of the next of kin of the deceased and one of the person that survived the attack.
Earlier the commissioner for Higher Education,Prof Patrick Muoboghare who spoke on behalf of the community thanked the state Governor,Sen Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for identifying with the community in their time of grief while stating that they where overwhelmed by the state governments gesture towards supporting the victims of the attack.
He promised that the community will ensure that the seed fund provided by the government for the education endowment fund is judiciously utilized for the purpose for which it was set up.
Speaking on behalf of the monarch Agbaovwe Afugbeya Oyise 11 of Uwheru kingdom, Chief Jabin Oyibokore expressed gratitude to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the good gesture towards the community even as he urged the state government to make sure that it’s plan towards security in the state is executed.
Highlights of the event was the presentation of cheques to the next of kins to the victims of the attack by the SSG.