Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has appointed another 28,000 Special Assistants for political units.
The appointment which takes immediate effect is coming one day after he appointed 14,000 advisers, 319 Ward Liaison Officers and 40 Local Government Area Liaison Officers.
The Governor has also approved the sum of N1 Billion for emergency relief measures to support flood victims in Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/ Ndoni Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
The governor, who empathised with the flood victims, has also set up a Taskforce to coordinate the distribution of relief materials to affected communities in the state.
Governor Wike, said the One Billion Naira approved by the Rivers State Government is to enable vulnerable families, particularly in Ahoada West and Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGAs, which are the most impacted areas in the state, to cope with the devastating flood water which has inundated homes, farmlands and forced residents of affected communities to relocate to safer places.
The governor said the Permanent Secretary, of the Special Services Bureau (SSB) in the Office of the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr George Nwaeke, will serve as the chairman of the Taskforce, while, Mrs Inime I. Aguma, is the Secretary.