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Wike: Rivers To Immortalise Slain Corps Member

Posted: Mar 24, 2016 at 9:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the state government would immortalise Mr. Samuel Okonta, a member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who was killed during last weekend’s rerun legislative elections in the state.

He also declared that the state government would provide all necessary assistance for the police to investigate the killing of the corps member, with a view to identifying those responsible and prosecuting them.
Wike, who spoke at the NYSC Headquarters in Port Harcourt yesterday, also announced an increment in the monthly allowance of corps members serving outside Port Harcourt from N10,000 to N15,000, while that of those serving in Port Harcourt was increased from N5,000 to N10,000.

He expressed sadness that the corps member died serving the nation and announced that the Rivers State Government would take care of the family of the late corps member.

Wike noted that the death was even more painful because the corps member was an orphan who suffered through schooling and was on the verge of being of help to his immediate family.