By Nuel Suji – Acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari has made a race against time to stop further fatality in the outbreak of cholera in Rivers State.
Mrs Semenitari who on Tuesday, donated more drugs to Soku community in Degema local government area of Rivers State, said prompt effort is needed to stem the outbreak of cholera in the community.
The NDDC Ag. Chief Executive had earlier responded to a distress call from the community, by dispatching a team of doctors from the Commission and medicine to the area. The cholera outbreak had claimed about 7 lives before the NDDC intervention.
The latest additional donation of medicine was to sustain the level of success made by the NDDC medical team which is still in the area.
Mr. Peter Otiosa, a community leader, received the donation on behalf of Soku community. He praised Semenitari for her speedy response to the SOS call.
“We have always known that you’re someone with tender heart who cares for others”, Otiosa said in his remark.
Soku is a coastal oil-producing community in Rivers State ravaged by insecurity.